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RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz

9.49 ratings
9.41 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Top Notes For
Kelly Cleary

This exceeded every expectation.

This exceeded every expectation.

Mar 4th, 2016
Sylvain Rhainds

2001. Super. Grande finesse et gras en bouche. Encore potentiel

2001. Super. Grande finesse et gras en bouche. Encore potentiel

Apr 28th, 2018
David Annis

This is still a little hot. It's amazing that this is already 15 years old. I suspect it will still get better, and this rating reflects where it is now. Unmistakably Australian shiraz, oaky, full bodied, tannic.

This is still a little hot. It's amazing that this is already 15 years old. I suspect it will still get better, and this rating reflects where it is now. Unmistakably Australian shiraz, oaky, full bodied, tannic.

Dec 27th, 2016
Ron R
9.4

Switching lanes, and changing gears with this.
Nose provides a heavy dose of vanillin and brambly dark fruits. Mid palette displays a sweetness and earth overtones. Saddle leather, cardamom, cloves, vanilla and spice box notes are also very prominent. Tannins are still not fully resolved, but, as a result, they help to balance what is a muscular and well structured Shiraz. My only adjustment proposal would be to dial-back on the oak treatment. Otherwise, this is outstanding. I gave this 2hrs of legroom, but upon reflection, more may have helped.

Switching lanes, and changing gears with this.
Nose provides a heavy dose of vanillin and brambly dark fruits. Mid palette displays a sweetness and earth overtones. Saddle leather, cardamom, cloves, vanilla and spice box notes are also very prominent. Tannins are still not fully resolved, but, as a result, they help to balance what is a muscular and well structured Shiraz. My only adjustment proposal would be to dial-back on the oak treatment. Otherwise, this is outstanding. I gave this 2hrs of legroom, but upon reflection, more may have helped.

Sep 12th, 2016
Ron R
9.1

Allowed this to breathe for over an hour. Huge nose of black cherries and bitter dark chocolate, along with substantial barrel toast.

On the palette, the wine is showing its age, although the tannins are still prominent. Fruit is forward and aggressive. Flavors are consistent with the nose - no peppery nuisances though...

I still have many Aussie fruit bombs from my early days. My palette has evolved so much that it requires a whole different mindset to appreciate them 😕

Allowed this to breathe for over an hour. Huge nose of black cherries and bitter dark chocolate, along with substantial barrel toast.

On the palette, the wine is showing its age, although the tannins are still prominent. Fruit is forward and aggressive. Flavors are consistent with the nose - no peppery nuisances though...

I still have many Aussie fruit bombs from my early days. My palette has evolved so much that it requires a whole different mindset to appreciate them 😕

Dec 23rd, 2015
Adeeti Amin

Adeeti had this 9 months ago

Adeeti had this 9 months ago

Feb 13th, 2019
Benoit Duhamel

Benoit had this 2 years ago

Benoit had this 2 years ago

Apr 27th, 2018
Jared Crouch

Jared had this 2 years ago

Jared had this 2 years ago

Mar 5th, 2018
James Forrest

James had this 3 years ago

James had this 3 years ago

Dec 31st, 2016