2017 Penfolds Rwt ShirazSyrah / Shiraz from Australia
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"RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz presents an admirable alternative to the multi-regional sourcing and American oak maturation that are hallmarks of Grange, expressing instead, singl...
- 96 Wine Spectator
96 Wine Spectator
#9 Wine of 2019
"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. 1,156 cases imported. — MW"
"RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz presents an admirable alternative to the multi-regional sourcing and American oak maturation that are
hallmarks of Grange, expressing instead, single region Barossa Valley shiraz matured only in French oak. The initials RWT stand for
‘Red Winemaking Trial’, the name given to the project internally when developmental work began in 1995. Naturally, now no longer a
‘Trial’, RWT Shiraz was launched in May 2000 with the 1997 vintage. Its style is opulent and fleshy, contrasting with Grange, which is
more muscular and assertive. RWT is made from fruit primarily selected for its aromatic qualities and lush texture. The result is a wine
that helps to redefine Barossa shiraz at the highest quality level.
Deep crimson/ferrous red. A firm and binding structure, medium-bodied. Focussed/defined, yet still generous. Mouth-watering acidity clutching opulent fruits renders an impressive pathway cleaved across front/middle/back palate ... a pathway all ably assisted by chalky tannins and absorbed integrated oak. Currently youthful and energetic, yet this vintage already impatiently awaits its secondary and tertiary maturation phases. Tension. In the interim, partake." -Winery