2005 R Wines Shiraz First Class


  • Australia
  • South Australia
Drink between 2008 - 2017 (Edit)
CT90.1 90 reviews
Label borrowed from 2006

Community Tasting Notes 66

  • IndyTom Likes this wine: 88 points

    October 27, 2020 - If you don't like Aussie wines that were high in alcohol, over-the-top fruit, etc., just give them time. This wine has settled into a much more sophisticated offering as it reaches the end of its drinking range. Still has nice fruit, but now it goes much better with food than it did 12 or 13 years ago.

  • Rezy13 wrote:

    September 29, 2019 - Wow surprisingly still really fresh! The stelvin has probably helped with that but lots of ripe lush liqueured red and dark fruit, plummy, raspberries, a touch of smoke and herb, not the most complex but powerful, alcoholic and glycerin filled while entering 2ry development which is enticing to many.

  • Italiana Likes this wine:

    September 7, 2019 - Super good, still plenty of silky fruit. A super bargain, to boot.

  • Italiana Likes this wine:

    June 29, 2019 - Very nice bottle, considering its age. Sweet fruit and voluptuous without bombast.

  • lkatz Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 19, 2014 - very nice

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/20/2009 (link) 93 points

    (R Wines Shiraz First Class) Group's #1 (my #1) – 13 pts; 4 firsts, 3 seconds, 1 third, 0 last places – dark magenta color; bright, big plum preserves, blackberry, black raspberry and caramel nose; ripe blackberry, boysenberry, tar and dark chocolate palate with depth; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer R Wines
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation First Class
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 811676000276

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 218 (33%)
  • Consumed 439 (67%)

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