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Bottle Penfolds Rwt Shiraz Barossa Valley 2000

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RWT Shiraz was launched in May 2000 with the 1997 vintage. Its style is opulent and fleshy, contrasting with Grange, which is more muscular and assertive. RWT is made from fruit primarily selected for its aromatic qualities and fine texture rather than sheer intensity or power of flavour. The result is a wine that helps to redefine Barossa Shiraz at the highest quality level. Colour Deep crimson red. Nose Packed with vibrant mulberry and blueberry fruit aromas; the classic quality indicators for benchmark Barossa Shiraz. The oak is at one with the fruit - ideally integrated. Palate Possessing a dense core of powerful, smallberried black fruit. Impressively poised, with an excellent fruit/oak balance, softened tannins, succulent mouthfeel and lingering flavours. A pot-pouri of Barossa flavour, warmth and unabashed generosity. Maturation 12 months in 60% new and 40% one-year-old French Oak. Wine Analysis Alc/Vol: 14.00% Acidity: 6.70g/L pH: 3.54 Last Tasted 15-Feb-03 Peak Drinking Now - 2020 Food Matches Ideally suited to Beef, Lamb, Cheese Vintage Conditions After a dry winter and cool conditions at fruit set, moderate conditions for ripening were temporarily disrupted by a hot spell in late January. Some excellent shiraz was harvested from the best-managed vineyards showing the Barossa’s hallmark fruit sweetness and ripe tannin structure. The 2000 vintage will produce wines with fruit intensity and power, in a more forward style than normal.

Penfolds Wines:
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

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Snooth User: capybara
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04/25/2010

Incredibly delicious.


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4.50 5
09/17/2007

Very memorable


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/08/2010

Rich in character and aristocratic in structure, a noble red that wears its subtle cherry, blackberry, chocolate, pepper and sweet spice flavors on a polished frame like a bespoke suit, letting them all play out elegantly on the well-buffed finish. D... Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2000 Penfolds Shiraz Rwt 750ml



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RWT Shiraz was launched in May 2000 with the 1997 vintage. Its style is opulent and fleshy, contrasting with Grange, which is more muscular and assertive. RWT is made from fruit primarily selected for its aromatic qualities and fine texture rather than sheer intensity or power of flavour. The result is a wine that helps to redefine Barossa Shiraz at the highest quality level. Colour Deep crimson red. Nose Packed with vibrant mulberry and blueberry fruit aromas; the classic quality indicators for benchmark Barossa Shiraz. The oak is at one with the fruit - ideally integrated. Palate Possessing a dense core of powerful, smallberried black fruit. Impressively poised, with an excellent fruit/oak balance, softened tannins, succulent mouthfeel and lingering flavours. A pot-pouri of Barossa flavour, warmth and unabashed generosity. Maturation 12 months in 60% new and 40% one-year-old French Oak. Wine Analysis Alc/Vol: 14.00% Acidity: 6.70g/L pH: 3.54 Last Tasted 15-Feb-03 Peak Drinking Now - 2020 Food Matches Ideally suited to Beef, Lamb, Cheese Vintage Conditions After a dry winter and cool conditions at fruit set, moderate conditions for ripening were temporarily disrupted by a hot spell in late January. Some excellent shiraz was harvested from the best-managed vineyards showing the Barossa’s hallmark fruit sweetness and ripe tannin structure. The 2000 vintage will produce wines with fruit intensity and power, in a more forward style than normal.

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