2012 Penfolds RWT Barossa Shiraz Magnum (1500ml)
Seeing 16 months in French oak, 75% of which was new, the deep garnet-purple colored 2012 RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz opens to a ripe, blue fruit nose with crushed plums, blackberries and blueberries plus touches of bay leaf and some loam. This full-bodied beauty explodes in the mouth with youthful blackberry character, very fresh and vibrant acidity and a lovely toasty nuance coming from the complimentary oak notes. The long finish is fresh and fine.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate