Penfolds Rwt Shiraz
Red Wine, 750 mL
|Region :||South Australia|
|Subregion :||Barossa Valley|
|Alcohol :||14.5 %|
|Grape variety(ies) :||Shiraz 100%|
|Style :||Full-bodied & Smooth|
|Container :||Coloured Glass Container|
Penfolds RWT is of course Barossa Valley, Shiraz, all French oak hogsheads (Australian coopered), 70% new, the remainder 1-year-old oak. It has you cruising for a bruising and then it just brushes past you with the lightest of touches. This is Barossa shiraz in its black tie best. It's rich, it's black, it's carved with tannin and yet it's soft and svelte. You've signed on the dotted line before you've thought through the repayments. The release notes mention chestnuts. It's not a bad call: there are nutty notes here but they're sweet and smoky. There's a whiff of coffee. A sizeable surge of classic blackberry and plum, pegged to soy and earth. Undeniable shiraz. Drink : 2020 - 2040+ Score - 95. (Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au, Oct. 6, 2016)
This dry red displays a complex and intense nose featuring spicy, floral and fruity aromas. On the palate, its refreshing acidity and full-bodied texture precede a long finish.
Balanced and full-bodied with a silken, lush texture and flavours of wild berries. Generous, ripe but firm tannins.
Aromatics leap from the glass - sweet fruits, blueberry, spices and a suggestion of cedary oak. The palate is at once opulent, juicy and mouthwatering - a compote of assorted berries, Satsuma plum and cherry. Dark pepper spices adorn the back palate, and the tannins are engulfed by the above mentioned fruit rush.