Penfold Rwt Shiraz 05 750ml

Penfolds RWT Shiraz presents an admirable alternative to the multi-regional sourcing and American oak maturation that are hallmarks to Grange, expressing instead, single-region Barossa Valley Shiraz matured in French oak hogsheads

. The initials RWT stand for 'Red Winemaking Trial', the name given to the wine internally when developmental work began on it 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.

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Tasting Notes
Colour Glistening purple
Nose Giveaway, pristine Barossa Valley Shiraz fruit aromas; fresh blueberry (pie) and blood plum. Abarrel-fermented vapour net entraps scents of cinnamon and nutmeg, violet and bergamot. Flirting strawberry yoghurt (creamy) and freshlycut rhubarb aromatics unwittingly entice. A nose of elevated and finessed perfumed high notes
Taste The palate is balanced and full-bodied with a silken, lush, 'tofu-like' texture, replete with generous, ripe, even yet firm tannins. Flavours of wild-berry fruits - blueberry, boysenberry and loganberry, again verging towards raspberry yoghurt, redefine the 'sweet-conserve' descriptor ... neither porty nor residual sugarsweet, but lush and (dry red) unctuous. This is another great Barossa vintage, highlighting the strength of any of the Barossa sourced 2005 reds.
Food matches Ideal with beef, duck and game.
Region Barossa Valley
Peak Drinking 2009 to 2028

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