Luxury RWT Shiraz
$249.99** Suggested retail price
About this winery
The success of Penfolds has been driven by the generations of visionaries and innovators. From the beginning in 1844 to today, the merging of science, art and innovation has driven Penfolds to become one of Australia’s most famed and respected winemakers. After the success of early sherries and fortified wines, founders Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold planted their vine cuttings they had carried on their voyage over to Australia. In 1844 the fledging vineyard was officially established as the...
2016 PENFOLDS RWT -Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com, November 29, 2018 “Barossa Valley shiraz meets French oak (72 per cent new) in a warmer vintage and delivers a wine that sits right in the pocket of elegance and richness combined. Aromas of redder fruit with raspberries and red plums, as well as black tea and a smoky, coal-dust edge. Boysenberries, too. This is complex. The palate has commanding length and depth with succulent, powerful yet fine and compressed tannins at its core. Both the length and balance are impressive. A great RWT! Try from 2022 and for at least two decades after that. Should peak after 2030.” 2016 PENFOLDS RWT - Owen Bargreen, International Wine Report, November 2018 “The 'RWT' or 'Red Winemaking Trial' was named after a new project wine in which Penfolds sourced fruit from the Barossa Valley. The 2016 was aged in French oak puncheons for 12 months prior to bottling. The final result is sensational, as it begins with oaky and chocolate undertones which provide a beautiful complement the deep dark and blue fruit aromatics. The texture of this full-bodied red is sinfully good, as it glides effortlessly through the mid-palate leaving behind flavors of black tea, blueberry compote, blackberry cobbler, cigar ash and boysenberry cordial which delight the senses. While delicious now, this is a massive wine that will demand some more time in bottle before it fully hits its stride.”