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2017 RWT Bin 798 Shiraz

2017 RWT Bin 798 Shiraz

The Penfolds Collection

2017 RWT Bin 798 Shiraz

Penfolds RWT 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. 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 fine texture. The result is a wine that helps to redefine Barossa Shiraz at the highest quality level.

Varietal
Syrah / Shiraz
Syrah / Shiraz
Vintage
2017
2017
Volume
750mL
750mL
Awards
98 points - James Halliday
96 points - Andrew Calliard
96 points - Tony Love
96 points - Huon Hooke
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2017 RWT Bin 798 Shiraz
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$150.00
$900.00
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$900.00
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 Bin 798 celebrates Barossa bloodlines and the graceful elegance of French oak. This is no longer a trial but a stand-alone Penfolds red that embodies regional provenance and now has its own track record.”

–Andrew Baldwin, Penfolds Red Winemaker

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2017 Penfolds Bin 798 'RWT' Barossa Valley Shiraz Bottle 2017 Penfolds Bin 798 'RWT' Barossa Valley Shiraz Back 2017 Penfolds Bin 798 'RWT' Barossa Valley Shiraz Beauty

The Penfolds Collection

2017 RWT Bin 798 Shiraz

Penfolds RWT 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. 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 fine texture. The result is a wine that helps to redefine Barossa Shiraz at the highest quality level.

2017 RWT Bin 798 Shiraz
Ground Shipping Included
$150.00
Price
$150.00
$900.00
Price
$900.00
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
2017
2017
Volume
750mL
750mL
Awards
98 points - James Halliday
96 points - Andrew Calliard
96 points - Tony Love
96 points - Huon Hooke

Awards & Accolades

Taste Description

Taste Description

2017 RWT Bin 798 Shiraz

Colour

Deep crimson/ferrous red.

Nose

Vibrant. Red earth / ’Barossa dirt’ regional cues not hindered by a 15-month sojourn in French oak. Initially, a lift of trademark tar/bitumen and subtle V.A. ... above scents of assorted carpaccio meats, steak tartare, green olive, capers, rosemary. Upon sitting/swirling, patisserie scents of almond croissant, cinnamon bun ... and perhaps crème brûlée glaze (oak-derived?).

To repeat, very Barossa!

Palate

A firm and binding structure, medium-bodied.

Focussed/defined, yet still generous. Mouth-watering acidity clutching opulent fruits renders an impressive pathway cleaved across front/middle/back palate ... a pathway all ably assisted by chalky tannins and absorbed integrated oak.

Currently youthful and energetic, yet this vintage already impatiently awaits its secondary and tertiary maturation phases. Tension.

In the interim, partake.

Vintage conditions

2017 Vintage

Winter and spring rainfall were above the long-term average providing the vines with optimal soil moisture profiles. Most of the spring rain fell during September, with long-standing rainfall records broken. Windy conditions in October helped dry out the vineyards and ensured there were no significant frost events. November was cool with only a couple of minor frosts. The recorded temperatures over the growing season were generally cool, with only March above the long-term average, the second hottest recorded in 30 years. The prevailing cool conditions extended the growing season with flowering and veraison, both later than usual. Across the Barossa Valley, the shiraz berry and bunch weights were above average with optimal flavour and bright, vibrant colour.

Grape variety
Shiraz
Shiraz
wine analysis
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.58
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.58
Maturation
15 months in French oak hogsheads (70% new and 30% 1-y.o.)
15 months in French oak hogsheads (70% new and 30% 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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