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1998 Penfolds RWT (Red Wine Trials) Shiraz

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November 28, 2021 - $130

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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...offers an evolved, earthy, tobacco and forest floor nose over notes of warm black berries and dried mint. Full bodied, there-s a great combination of berry-laced and savory flavor in the mouth supported by firm fine-grained tannins..

92Wine Spectator

Rich, ripe and generous, a deep-pile carpet of blackberry, cherry, anise and white pepper flavors that linger on the polished finish.

90Stephen Tanzer

Sexy, complex nose features dark berries, black cherry, roasted coffee, chicory and smoky, spicy oak. Lush and concentrated, with pliant but juicy flavors of cherry and berries; some tar and herbaceous notes emerged...

90James Halliday

Medium to full red-purple; the powerful, rich and complex bouquet offers ripe fruit and lots of oak. The deep, strongly structured palate has the abundant fruit the bouquet promised...

REGION

Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley

South Australia is the nation’s most important wine region. South Australia is to Australia what California is to the U.S. About half of Australia’s wine comes from South Australia and many of the country’s most acclaimed producers are there. Wineries based in South Australia include Penfolds Grange, Torbreck, Amon Ra, Henschke and Jacob’s Creek. The prestigious Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, and is often compared to Napa Valley because it is gorgeous topography covered in grape vines. First farmed by 19th century German-speakers who immigrated from what is now Poland, the Barossa Valley is the crown jewel of the region. South Australia has widely varying climates, from very hot, dry areas to cooler, high altitude areas. There are more than 150,000 acres of vineyards in South Australia, with more being planted each month. Shiraz is king, though the region also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Chardonnay and Semillon.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.