Wine Advocate 95 points!
‘The 2004 Shiraz ‘RWT’ was barrel-fermented and aged for 14 months in 69% new French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it delivers an expressive nose of smoke, leather, grilled bacon, game, blueberry, and licorice. Full-bodied, it is dense, ripe, and layered as well as opulent. More forward than the Magill Estate, this hedonistic Shiraz can be enjoyed now but will continue to evolve for another 8-10 years. Penfolds, arguably Australia’s most famous winery, continues to perform at a high level under the leadership of Head Winemaker, Peter Gago.’ – Wine Advocate 95 points
‘ This is among the very best Penfolds reds, based on judiciously ripe Barossa Shiraz fruit, skilfully overlaid oak and a vastly more refined palate. It never loses its cool. Convincing richness and concentration, deep berry flavour, nicely balanced.’ – Nick Stock 93 points, December 2007
Jeremy Oliver 96 points