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2016 Penfolds RWT Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$199. 00 Bottle
$2388.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Other Reviews….
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.
97 points
Joe Czerwinski – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

Lovely crimson-purple hue. Intriguing; while the wine is only just into medium to full-bodied territory, the tannins have been sculpted into fine lines to provide the framework for a high quality wine. It thus flies somewhere in the left field, but does so with charm and grace, the length glorious.
97 points
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion