Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2016 - 750ml

$ 155.00

99 Points Jeb Dunnuck 

"The 2016 Shiraz RWT is a brilliant, brilliant wine, and I suspect the finest version of this cuvee ever produced. Thrilling notes of black raspberries, crème de cassis, toasted spice, mint, and espresso all emerge from this deep, rich, powerful Shiraz. With massive concentration, it still glides across the palate with no sensation of heaviness or rusticity, building, perfectly ripe tannins, and incredible opulence and intensity. It shows more grilled meat notes with time in the glass and is a monumental Barossa Shiraz that flirts with perfection."

96 Points James Suckling
"Barossa Valley shiraz meets French oak (72 per cent new) in a warmer vintage and delivers a wine that sits right in the pocket of elegance and richness combined. Aromas of redder fruit with raspberries and red plums, as well as black tea and a smoky, coal-dust edge. Boysenberries, too. This is complex. The palate has commanding length and depth with succulent, powerful yet fine and compressed tannins at its core. Both the length and balance are impressive. A great RWT! Try from 2022 and for at least two decades after that. Should peak after 2030."

$ 139.99

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Penfold's Tasting Notes 

Deep magenta, purple on rim. Alluring, invoking aromas of sweet, aromatic, spicy (cardamom, cinnamon, lavender). 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!
On the palate it is glossy, flamboyant, ostentatious. Is not: over-ripe, alcoholic, extracted.
Thereby hits the stylistic Barossa/shiraz with a little help from fastidiously selected French oak.
This oak tightens/focuses/encapsulates. Simultaneously structurally tackled by embracing, ripe tannins. Archetypal blueberry bavarois and blackberry fruits brazenly strut across the palate.

Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region Barossa Valley
Ratings 99 Jeb Dunnuck, 97 Wine Advocate, 97 James Halliday, 96 James Suckling, 94 Wine Spectator
Varietal(s) Shiraz
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Vintage 2016
Size 750mL
Closure Cork

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