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
Colour Deep dark red with purple on rim.
Nose Ascending waves of fruits, blueberry, crushed boysenberry and soaked damson plum, sensitively propelled by (oak-derived?) cedar and ginger. Beneath, roasted meats, juniper, sage and Chinese BBQ artefact. Expressive, elemental, ethereal, earthy.
Taste Full-bodied, unevolved and youthful. Whilst Barossa textural generosity and richness is pre-supposed, this palate at this stage verges towards
Food matches Berkshire pork belly, muntries, parsnip, wild fennel and vanilla lily flower.
Region Barossa Valley
Peak Drinking 2015 - 2035