Remarkably light-colored for an Australian Shiraz, ruby and opaque rather than deep and dark. The nose is incredibly floral and aromatic. Completely smooth, like drinking silk. Blackberry, chocolate, and baking spices. Substantial, but with understated tannins. Absolutely easy to drink and very refined—almost Burgundian.

WHO: Penfolds
WHAT:  Shiraz
WHERE: South Australia
WHEN: 2005
HOW MUCH: $59.99

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