Penfolds RWT 2008 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.

$259.00 each

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Drinking Window: 2016••• 2035


Deep crimson. Intense blackberry, mulberry aromas with mocha, dark chocolate, spicy notes with a warm ethereal lift.


Rich, voluminous and dense with intense blackberry, dark chocolate, spicy, cedar flavours, plush velvety tannins and underlying roasted chestnut, vanilla notes. Finishes chocolatey firm, slightly hot and very long. Still quite elemental but balanced and round. Will last decades. 83% new French oak. Best to keep.

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Penfolds RWT 2008 750ml
$259.00 each