RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz
2012

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Vintage History:

$175 rrp / bottle

$1,050 rrp / case of 6

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93+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz 2011
93+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz 2011
96 points 2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010
93+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010
93+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010
93 points Wine Spectator Magazine(US) RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010
93 points Wine Spectator Magazine(US) RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010
97 points 2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz 2009
97 points 2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz 2009
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Behind RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz

Peter Gago
Penfolds Chief Winemaker

“One of the more formidable RWT’s – reminiscent of the 1998 RWT at release.”


“A Formula One dynamic – sleek, powerful, not yet pretty.

"Demands cellaring.”

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

A vintage of slightly cooler temperatures with only one significant heat event over the New Year period. Prior to budburst, winter rainfall was lower than the long-term average for most parts of the Barossa Valley. Variable conditions continued through the period from October to December, merging to a mild summer, with a few short periods of heat. The mild daytime temperatures and cool evenings across most of the ripening period allowed for impressive flavour development, without inflated baumés. The 2012 vintage features fruit sourced from northern areas of the Barossa where the higher clay content in these soils retains and slowly releases moisture to the vines. This, combined with lower maximum temperatures than experienced in the western Barossa, allowed for a later harvest and a darker, richer fruit profile.