2020 Penfolds RWT Bin 798 Shiraz - Barossa Valley Shiraz

2020 Penfolds RWT Bin 798 Shiraz - Barossa Valley

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RWT Barossa Valley 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 lush texture. The result is a wine that helps to redefine Barossa shiraz at the highest quality level.

2020 Penfolds RWT Shiraz Bin 798

Robert Parker Wine Advocate - 98 Points

"The 2020 RWT Shiraz Bin 798 is a powerhouse of bloody fruit and firm tannin. It veritably explodes from the blocks, showing plum skin, raspberry leaf, blackberry, mulberry, lashings of salted licorice and rendered lamb fat. I am coming to love (in a big and serious way) the Barossa Shiraz' bottlings from 2020—the year was significantly down in yields, warm and dry, and responsible for wines of muscle, density and gravitas. So, too, for this wine. Excellent.." Drink 2022-2037 Erin Larkin - 22 Jul 2022 Issue 261

"This is a wonderful Bin 789 with striking poise, polish and intensity on offer. Show-stopping aromas of ripe blackberry, dark plum and espresso are primal and freshly captured. The palate is rich and lusciously expressed, with a very plush and intense core of ripe blackberry and dark-plum fruit. Roasted coffee here, too. Such poise and polish. Drink over the next decade or more."

98 Points - Nick Stock - James Suckling

"While multi-regional sourcing for many of the Penfolds high-end reds is now the accepted practice, it’s worth reminding ourselves that the Barossa Valley still carries some home ground advantage. And this glorious creation tells us that in no uncertain terms, driven by all the dark plum and blue to black berry vibes of major Barossa shiraz. Settle all this down with 16 months in French hogshead barrels, almost half of them new, and the layers all fit together in genius balance: gentle spicing, cola, sarsaparilla, mocha, building a palate echoing with regional power and gravitas."

96 Points - Tony Love - Wine Pilot

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