Penfolds, RWT Shiraz (Bin 798) 2016

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, RWT Shiraz (Bin 798) 2016

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia



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  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Shiraz 100% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Peter Gago Optimum Drinking: 2020-2040 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Code: 103184 Alcohol: 14.5%
Estate Notes

Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2016 (Bin 798) is a big, opulent, fleshy Shiraz, with a luxuriously rich texture.

First released in 1997, Penfolds' RWT (Red Winemaking Trial, as it once was considered) 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. Its style contrasts with Grange, which is more muscular and assertive. RWT is made from fruit primarily selected for its aromatic qualities and fine texture. The result is a wine that helps to redefine Barossa Shiraz at the highest quality level.


“…a finesse of mouthcoating texture to the wine…aromas of liquorice, spice and mocha, and concentrated black fruits on the rich, sumptuously opulent palate. If this were a Bordeaux it would be a second growth, and apart from Grange this is the star of the show this year…” Anthony Rose, Decanter

“Full-bodied and rich, verging on decadent, yet firmly structured and long on the finish, it's a powerful yet elegant wine that is capable of being consumed young or aging up to two decades. It's a relative bargain among the Penfolds upper echelon.”