///Penfolds RWT Shiraz

Penfolds RWT Shiraz

INTRODUCTION

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. Winter and spring rainfall were above average, creating an excellent start to the season. Relatively warm temperatures in August encouraged the vines out of dormancy early, with prevailing warmer than average conditions leading to early flowering. Spring was generally cooler and drier than average, with the low soil moisture slowing growth and leaving vines with nice open canopies. January temperatures were lower than usual, with the maximum temperatures being the coolest in 22 years. Without any extremes or stress, the vines continued to ripen evenly
leading into an early harvest. In February, hotter weather prevailed ensuring a fast and early grape intake.

TASTING NOTE

“Luscious in texture and with quite marked structure but with lovely savoury Shiraz notes. Super-bracing. Nothing obviously sweet nor alcoholic about this. Very neat. Chewy and rather magnificent. Heavy in the glass but not on the palate. Attractive, bracing, green notes on the finish. Edgy and salty.” Jancis Robinson

AWARDS

2015 vintage 18.5 points Matthew Jukes
2015 vintage 17.5 points Jancis Robinson

SKU: CC10224 Category:

Additional information

Channel

Independent off trade

Country

Australia

Region

Barossa Valley

Producer

Penfolds

Alcohol

14.50%

Vintage

2015

Main Grape Variety

Shiraz

Wine Type