RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016 Cork Bottle RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016 Cork Bottle



RWTシラーズは、複数の産地からブドウをソーシングし、アメリカンオークで熟成させたグランジとは対照的に、バロッサ・ヴァレーのシングルリージョンで収穫されたブドウをフレンチオークで熟成させた見事なワインです。「RWT」は「Red Winemaking Trial(赤ワイン造りのトライアル)」を省略したもので、1995年に開発作業が開始したときに、プロジェクトに対して社内でつけられた名前でした。



Taste Description

Deep magenta, purple on rim.

Alluring, invoking.
Sweet, aromatic, spicy (cardamom, cinnamon, lavender) … can aromas of butter chicken be mentioned in this context, in a tasting note?!
Ascent of tangelo/blood orange spikes – propelling a chinotto/citrus lift.
Dusty white chocolate, cocoa butter, and Italian temptations – panna cotta, zabaglione … and what can only be an illusion of tiramisu!
Oak – bound to be lurking there somewhere! Camouflaged? Decant more aggressively to reveal?

Conceded. It is: glossy, flamboyant, ostentatious. Is not: over-ripe, alcoholic, extracted.
Thereby hits the stylistic Barossa/shiraz bulls-eye … with a little help from fastidiously selected French oak.
This oak tightens/focuses/encapsulates. Simultaneously structurally tackled by embracing, ripe tannins.
This fruit is then surely shrouded, submissive? Never. Archetypal blueberry bavarois and blackberry fruits brazenly strut across the palate.
Dense, bountiful, and was there mention of lengthhhhhhhh …?!


98 Points - Andrew Caillard MW

98 Points - Huon Hooke

97 Points - James Halliday

97 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

96 Points - Tyson Stelzer

96 Points - Anthony Rose, Decanter

95 Points - Campbell Mattinson

19++ - Matthew Jukes

18 - Jancis Robinson

Winemaker Quotes

“R-rated RWT in 2016 – not for the meek! Never averse to clichés so willing to concede that this wine certainly packs a punch; takes no prisoners.”

“Yes, be warned. Charm abounds, so this wine’s ‘excesses’ surely can be forgiven? Confirming: a formidable 2016 combination of the best of site/variety – Barossa/shiraz.”

“The twentieth RWT release! But who’s counting…! Don’t tell the collectors.”

- Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

産地: バロッサ・ヴァレー、南オーストラリア。

熟成: フレンチオークホッグスヘッド樽で16か月(新樽83%、1年物17%)。

ブドウ品種: シラーズ。

Vintage Conditions

The 2016 Barossa Valley harvest was outstanding, for both yield and quality. Autumn and winter were dry and cool with the Barossa Valley 100mm down on the long-term average winter rainfall. Record low rainfall and much warmer weather prevailed through September to December.

The vines were given some relief in January and February when cooler conditions were recorded. The relatively mild ‘Indian summer’, characterised by an absence of extreme heat, ensured the fruit was able to ripen evenly, developing desirable flavours and firm tannins.