Penfolds RWT 2006 750ml

Penfolds RWT 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 fine texture rather than sheer intensity or power of flavour. The result is a wine that helps to redefine Barossa Shiraz at the highest quality level.

“In the style of the 2002 vintage – perhaps a touch more sumptuous. Proudly Barossa, a pedigreed 2006 offer that needs plenty of air to open up.” – Peter Gago – Penfolds Chief Winemaker

$279.00 each

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Drinking Window: Now to 2035.


Medium-deep crimson. Very precise and undeveloped but beautifully proportioned and intensely flavoured.


Classic dark cherry, blackberry, praline aromas with sage, vanilla, liquorice notes. The palate is lavishly concentrated with a palimpsest of rich ripe fruits, velvety smooth, almost satin-like tannins, mocha, vanilla oak and roasted chestnut, cedar complexity. It finishes grainy firm, with superb flavour length. A wine of great dimension, youthful substance and balance. Will need several years to reach its vertex. A great Penfolds vintage.

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Penfolds RWT 2006 750ml
$279.00 each