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Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2019 (6x 750mL). Barossa. Wooden Box

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THE PENFOLDS COLLECTION

RWT BIN 798 BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ 2019

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. The alphanumeric Bin designation 798 was bestowed upon the wine from the 2016 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 plush texture. The result is a wine that helps to redefine Barossa shiraz at the highest quality level. RWT wines are built for the long haul, with the precision, concentration and balance to age for many years.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

COLOUR

Onyx core, ruby rim

NOSE

Sensory theatre – it’s all about the timing:

  • Arising unabashed: A floral fragrance (marigold?)
  • Ascending with a swirl: Saturated fresh berried fruits à la glazed and atop Danish pastry avec custard.
  • Revealed upon sitting: French oak innocently proclaimed via latent citrus/brine, caper/cedar and sandalwood markers.
  • Omnipresent: Cured meats embalmed in balsamic, anchovy paste and flowering thyme.

The aromatic stage is set – a distinctive Barossa backdrop with respectful Penfolds lighting/illumination.

PALATE

Dark cherry and blackcurrant/pastille fruits affording viscosity and concentration.

Quince noted … and a little more (fig/cheese + balsamic?).

Vietnamese mint and anise indulge an admirable palate “cooling effect”/lift.

Dusty tannins fused with an impression of cocoa chocolate dust … couverture chocolate at that!

Structurally confident - a defined backbone, Barossa weight and density; supportive if not reticent oak.

Winery Profile

Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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Other Information

  • 2019 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL Bottles
  • SA - Barossa, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 14.5% alc.
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