2008 Penfolds Shiraz RWT

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • JH 96
  • IWC 93
  • WE 93
  • WF 93
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2008 Penfolds Shiraz RWT

JH 96
James Halliday - James Halliday, August 2011
Glorious deep crimson-purple with an alluring bouquet of black fruits spice and cedary oak contributed by 14 months' maturation in 83% new French hogsheads. The medium- to full-bodied palate has layer-upon-layer of... Glorious deep crimson-purple with an alluring bouquet of black fruits spice and cedary oak contributed by 14 months' maturation in 83% new French hogsheads. The medium- to full-bodied palate has layer-upon-layer of velvety blackberry fruit allied with notes of dark chocolate and a sprinkle of licorice and spice silky tannins and quality oak completing the package.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2011
Deep violet. Complex bouquet of red and dark berries is complemented by smoky minerals potpourri anise and black pepper. Rich but focused on the palate offering sweet black raspberry and cassis flavors a velvety texture... Deep violet. Complex bouquet of red and dark berries is complemented by smoky minerals potpourri anise and black pepper. Rich but focused on the palate offering sweet black raspberry and cassis flavors a velvety texture and strong mineral snap. This elegantprecise wine boasts impressive finishing sweetness. For such a rich wine this is very graceful and surprisingly approachable although it's built to age.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
Full-bodied and richly textured with Penfolds' hallmark weight and structure on full display the 2008 RWT shows a touch of the vintage's characteristic warmth but only a touch. The cassis and blackberry fruit is plush... Full-bodied and richly textured with Penfolds' hallmark weight and structure on full display the 2008 RWT shows a touch of the vintage's characteristic warmth but only a touch. The cassis and blackberry fruit is plush velvety and superripe ending with hints of tobacco mint and vanilla. It should drink well for at least a decade. --Joe Czerwinski
WF 93
Wine Front - Wine Front, May 2011
Made entirely with Barossa Valley shiraz as always - and this year matured in 83 percent new French oak (the highest percentage of new oak in Penfolds RWT since the 1998).No doubting it: this is a wine of impact. Big... Made entirely with Barossa Valley shiraz as always - and this year matured in 83 percent new French oak (the highest percentage of new oak in Penfolds RWT since the 1998).No doubting it: this is a wine of impact. Big blueberried fruit big blue-cedar oak. Spice and rich ripe robust plummy flavour. Stains the glass an inky purple. Warm brandied aftertaste but it has the power to shift the flavours right through. It was a hot vintage but they've brought this baby home. Given its power it is remarkably composed and bright. Grunty tannin makes the wine feel like it has `a big motor'. If you were being critical you'd say that it lacks nuance or perhaps complexity - but time could well take care of that. Looking forward to giving this another try in the next few weeks. --Campbell Mattinson
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2015
Deep garnet with some purple, the 2008 RWT Shiraz is a little closed and shows dried fruits, blueberry preserves, cola, kirsch, potpourri and allspice. Medium to full-bodied and expressive, it has nice and firm chewy... Deep garnet with some purple, the 2008 RWT Shiraz is a little closed and shows dried fruits, blueberry preserves, cola, kirsch, potpourri and allspice. Medium to full-bodied and expressive, it has nice and firm chewy tannins and good length. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JJB 90
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, May 2011
Sourced from the Ebenezer Kalmina and Moppa subregions in the northern Barossa Valley. Aged for 14 months in 83% new French hogsheads. Opaque in color with a magenta rim. This sample was particularly closed and backwards... Sourced from the Ebenezer Kalmina and Moppa subregions in the northern Barossa Valley. Aged for 14 months in 83% new French hogsheads. Opaque in color with a magenta rim. This sample was particularly closed and backwards requiring quite a bit of air which led to a small core of black fruit and later hints of chocolate and freshly turned earth. Medium-full bodied the palate profile for this vintage is elegant and focused with a beautiful expression of fruit forming the foundation of a very long finish supported by fine tannins. There is potential for greater presence on the palate with some aging though this is approachable now.