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2015 Penfolds RWT (Red Wine Trials) Shiraz

Removed from a subterranean wine cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific


97James Suckling

Spicy and earthy edge to the nose, graphite-like savory aromas ahead of ripe dark plum and very tarry, coal dusty notes, some dried pot pourri too.

95+ The Wine Advocate

...leaps from the glass with expressive blackberries, black raspberries and wild blueberry notes plus underlying Indian spices, Sichuan pepper, forest floor and fertile loam notes with a waft of charcuterie.

94Wine Spectator

Tremendously deep and dark, with concentrated notes of wild blackberry, blueberry and huckleberry at the core, showing details of black licorice, gunpowder tea and black pepper that linger on the finish.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Chewy and rather magnificent. Heavy in the glass but not on the palate. Attractive, bracing, green notes on the finish. Edgy and salty.


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.


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.