2016 RWT Shiraz, Penfolds, Barossa Valley

The RWT is a supercharged example of Barossa Shiraz: it’s broad and intense with massive volume. This is unashamed, yet perfumed, too. There’s some violets but it’s quite earthy and scorched ground takes over on the back palate. With impressive depth and intensity and a really driven and cool finish, it’s a super-impressive wine.

Critic score
97/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£93.20
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£559.20

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
  • Maturity
    Young 2021 - 2038
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
2016 RWT Shiraz, Penfolds, Barossa Valley

TASTING NOTES

The 2016 RWT Shiraz is Penfolds's embodiment of Barossa Valley Shiraz. Aged in French oak (72% new), it offers hints of vanilla and cedar, but more than anything, it showcases the region's bold berry and plum fruit. 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. Having embarked on a career in the wine business right around the time the first RWT was released, it's a treat to see how the latest version is showing. It's a relative bargain among the Penfolds upper echelon.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (October 2018)
97/100

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