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2012 Penfolds RWT Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$199. 00
$2388.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Screw Cap

Other Reviews….
May explain why Kalimna Bin 28 is the least of the Bin series reds, for this wine takes the finest shiraz from the Barossa Valley once Grange has had its choice. The call is made early, because this wine spends 16 months in French oak hogsheads (75% new), finishing its ferment in that oak, separating it at birth from Grange in American oak. The bouquet abounds with black fruits, with sub-notes of dark chocolate, licorice and some charcuterie. The palate is drop-dead gorgeous, a curious description given its strongly savoury flavour range, but it achieves the unlikely. As with all these wines, the tannin structure is exceptional, the length prodigious. Drink by 2040.
98 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion