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Tasting Notes


The wine is bright red.


The wine has a rich, mellow flavor with notes of dark cherries and cranberries, soft tannins and a long, glamorous finish.


Attractive aroma of the wine reveals notes of fresh strawberry and red cherry, complemented by spicy woody nuances.


Wine perfectly combines with Mediterranean cuisine, pasta with tomato sauce, pork ribs, lamb, beef with oriental spices, risotto alla Milanese, lamb.

Interesting Facts

"Rawson's Retreat" - a beautiful collection of classic monosortovyh and blended wines created from grapes grown in different parts of south-eastern Australia. Each wine line "Rousons Retreat" shows your style and personality. Monosortovye wines are excellent Australian interpretation of the classic Old World varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Riesling. They show the advantages of the Australian terroir and combining multiple sources of harvest and from year to year are of high quality. Blends line "Rousons Retreat" - a typical Australian combination in which each part in the capable hands of Penfolds wine turns into a large whole: the union of structures Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz with generosity and wealth Chardonnay Semillon are born with the freshness of two wines that have received an army of fans Worldwide.

The name of the line "Rawson's Retreat" ("Refuge Rawson") indicates a stone cottage, which Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfolds built in 1845. Among the famous vineyard Magill in Adelaide, where he and his wife Mary and daughter Georgina lived for a year before the construction of the winery Penfolds.

Wine "Rawson's Retreat" Merlot - a magnificent embodiment of everyday red wine of the highest quality, tender, juicy, bright. Merlot is one of the classic grape varieties in the world. It is often used as a component of a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec in the famous Bordeaux wines. Today, Merlot gained importance and as an independent sort, endearing generous fruitiness, soft tannins, openness and accessibility. The grapes for the creation of "Rawson's Retreat" Merlot is going to the best vineyards in McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley. The main part of the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks for the careful preservation of fresh fruit shades. At the same time the crop with several sites was selected for maturation in French and American oak barrels for more depth and complexity.

Penfolds company has more than 165 years of experience in the field of winemaking. With its established it firmly established in the Australian market, has established itself as a quality manufacturer with an excellent reputation. Years of experience has allowed the members of the company to create a unique and distinctive wine "Penfolds style", which can rightly be proud of and pass on to future generations.

Producer's description

Rawson's Retreat are typical Australian combinations in which every part in the skillful hands of the company's winemakers turns into a great whole: from the unification of the Cabernet Sauvignon structure with the generosity of Shiraz and the wealth of Chardonnay with the freshness of Semillon, two wines are born which have won an army of fans around the world.

The name of the Rawson's Retreat line indicates the stone cottage that Dr. Christopher Rowson Penfolds built in 1845 among the famous Magell vineyard in Adelaide, where he and his wife Maria and daughter Georgina settled a year before the Penfolds winery was built .


  • Color depth: moderate
  • Body/Saturation: average
  • Serving temperature: 16–18 °С
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