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2019 RWT Bin 798 Shiraz

2019 RWT Bin 798 Shiraz

The Penfolds Collection

2019 RWT Bin 798 Shiraz

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. The alphanumeric Bin designation 798 was bestowed upon the wine from the 2016 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 plush texture. The result is a wine that helps to redefine Barossa shiraz at the highest quality level. RWT wines area built for the long haul, with the precision, concentration and balance to age for many years.

Varietal
Syrah / Shiraz
Syrah / Shiraz
Vintage
2019
2019
Volume
750mL
750mL
Awards
98 - Erin Larkin, The Wine Advocate
98 - Nick Stock, Jamessuckling.com
95 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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2019 RWT Bin 798 Shiraz
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$150.00
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$150.00
$1,800.00
Price
$1,800.00
This wine can ship to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI. View state guidelines on import and domestic wines.

RWT’s aspired balance and restraint tussles with innate Barossa power and darkness.

– Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

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The Penfolds Collection

2019 RWT Bin 798 Shiraz

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. The alphanumeric Bin designation 798 was bestowed upon the wine from the 2016 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 plush texture. The result is a wine that helps to redefine Barossa shiraz at the highest quality level. RWT wines area built for the long haul, with the precision, concentration and balance to age for many years.

2019 RWT Bin 798 Shiraz
Ground Shipping Included
$150.00
Price
$150.00
$1,800.00
Price
$1,800.00
This wine can ship to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI. View state guidelines on import and domestic wines.
Varietal
Syrah / Shiraz
Syrah / Shiraz
Vintage
2019
2019
Volume
750mL
750mL
Awards
98 - Erin Larkin, The Wine Advocate
98 - Nick Stock, Jamessuckling.com
95 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Taste Description

Taste Description

2019 RWT Bin 798 Shiraz

Colour

Onyx core, ruby rim.

Nose

Sensory theatre – it’s all about the timing:

Arising unabashed: A floral fragrance

Ascending with a swirl: Saturated berried fruits à la glazed and atop Danish pastry avec custard.

Revealed upon sitting: French oak proclaimed via citrus/brine, caper/cedar and sandalwood markers.

Omnipresent: Cured meats embalmed in balsamic, anchovy paste and flowering thyme.

The aromatic stage is set – a distinctive Barossa backdrop with respectful Penfolds lighting.

Palate

Dark fruits affording viscosity and concentration.

Quince noted … and a little more (fig/cheese + balsamic?).

Vietnamese mint and anise indulge an admirable palate “cooling effect”/lift. Dusty tannins fused with cocoa chocolate dust.

Structurally confident - a defined backbone, Barossa weight and density.

Vintage conditions

2019 Vintage

The 2019 growing season was extremely dry and warm. In the 12 months to March, the region had only 61% of the long-term average rainfall. Spring temperatures were slightly below-average driven by lower minimum temperatures (-2.5°C) including two below 0°C events during September, which resulted in frost events on 4th September and 29th September. Summer was very warm, with December and January well above-average driven by a combination of both higher maximum and minimum temperatures. The Kalimna vineyard experienced 31 days of temperatures exceeding 35°C. While March was also dry, crucially it was not too hot allowing for an orderly harvest. Low yields delivered Barossa Valley shiraz with dark colours, intense depth of flavour and ripe firm tannin structure.

Grape variety
Shiraz
Shiraz
wine analysis
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.56
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.56
Maturation
18 months in French oak hogsheads (57% new, 43% 1-y.o.)
18 months in French oak hogsheads (57% new, 43% 1-y.o.)

The RWT Story

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. Since the 2014 vintage it has been allocated Bin number 798, based on the alpha-numeric telephone punch dial, to reflect its established status within the Penfolds portfolio. These wines have the precision, concentration, persistency and balance to age for many years. The best vintages should last at least thirty years.

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