Welcome to Primetime! All the top review sites are claiming this 2000 RWT (Red Winemaking Trial) to be at the end of its life, however I'd have to disagree. Though it may not be improving anymore I don't see how this won't be great in another 5 years. Oozing huge blueberry notes right off the bat, this Aussie Shiraz is here to party. Dark fruits/berries, BBQ meat and tar reign supreme. This is a huge wine but very polished and well rounded.
Good plummy color with plum and vanilla on the nose with a bit of smoke. Strong, jammy fruit on the palate that turns especially sappy on the low-acid finish like the aftertaste of one of those chocolates with the runny cherry center. Couldn't drink a second glass.
Impenetrably dark colour. No bricking, some transparency on edge. Youthful plum, cedary nose. Plush, well integrated, satiny smooth entry. Dark fruit, suitably restrained fruitcake and lingering finish. Tannins well-integrated. Still youthful with many years ahead of it.
Forward, generous and ready to rock. Has sweet blueberry and currant fruit. The oak has a little vanilla to it and there's a hint of earthy development. It is full, sweet and accessible with decent length.
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(Penfolds RWT) Ya, wanna go to Hedonism Jamaica, mon. Well you don’t have to. Save yourself the money for a plane ticket and plop down $60-$80 and buy yourself a bottle of this. Redcurrants,coffee, chocolate, oak, oak and more oak .. . but I don’t mind it. And I usually mind oak. Mint, cinnamon, cherry extract, incense. Very deep nose, gets to the top of the nostrils. Super ripe palate but with supporting structure for all that hedonistic fruit. Succulent fruit. Spicey and peppery on the finish with long lasting fruit. Will age too. Super-fine grained tannins. Great stuff.
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