2004 Penfolds RWT Barossa Shiraz

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2004 Penfolds RWT Barossa Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$199.00 Bottle
  • Cellar 10 - 20 years (2017-2027)
  • ABV 14.5%
  • Closure: Cork

RWT stands for ‘Red Winemaking Trial’, the name given to the project internally when developmental work began in 1995.The fruit for this wine is sourced from 20 to 100 year-old vineyards located across the west and north-west of the Barossa Valley. The wine was aged for 14 months in a combination of new (69%) and one year old (31%) French oak hogsheads.

Totally opaque black purple colour with black purple hue. Perfumed nose of violets, blackberry and spice, with a hint of vanilla. The palate has excellent structure for the long haul – ripe but not opulent at this stage with plenty of scope to blossom. Flavours of violet infusion, blackberry, spice and vanilla – showing great refinement. Fine dryish tannins - very long aftertaste of spice and vanilla.
Cellar 10-20 years (2017-2027)
Alc/Vol: 14.5%

Other Reviews...
The 2004 Shiraz “RWT” was barrel-fermented and aged for 14 months in 69% new French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it delivers an expressive nose of smoke, leather, grilled bacon, game, blueberry, and licorice. Full-bodied, it is dense, ripe, and layered as well as opulent. More forward than the Magill Estate, this hedonistic Shiraz can be enjoyed now but will continue to evolve for another 8-10 years.
95 Points
Drink 2007 - 2017
Jay Miller - Wine Advocate #173 Oct 2007

Available in both Cork & Stelvin