96pts Wine Spectator #9 Top 100 2019; 96pts Decanter; 96pts
Suckling; 95pts Parkerâ€™s WA
Offers a lush, juicy
mix of blackberry, blueberry and black cherry flavors that appears seamless,
integrating with notes of amaretto, clove and lavender. Plush, juicy and very
generous on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2034. Wine Spectator
deep, dark, brooding ruby in color, this RWT 2017 (from 'Red Winemaking Trial'
originally developed in 1995) displays an intense yet subtly peppery and tarry
fragrance with an added veneer of vanilla from its 15 months in new French oak.
That intensity splashes onto the tongue in a profusion of flavours mingling
opulently ripe black cherry with pepper, vanilla, tarry spice and herbs in a
polished Barossa red that, thanks to the cooler growing season, shows an
elegance of texture and balance through all the richness. At the same time, it
has a seriously tongue-coating, chocolatey firmness in Barossa-meets-CĂ´te RĂ´tie
style. Chicken and game are great food options here. Drinking Window 2022 â€“