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Penfolds, Bin 798 RWT Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2021


Case Format: 6x75cl

The Red Wine Trial that redefined Barossa shiraz at the highest level. Stylistically, RWT is contemporary, opulent and finely tuned. An interesting contrast to the well-established Grange, which is a more concentrated, muscular and assertive style. RWT is made from Barossa Valley shiraz grapes primarily selected for their aromatic qualities, varietal typicity, fine tannins and plush texture. Maturation in French oak provides another contrast to Grange. This release shows precision, concentration and balance to age for many years. Blue and red fruits, floral notes and a hint of savoury green olive add to a powerful and opulent palate.

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’, 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 are built for the long haul, with the precision, concentration and balance to age for many years.



Lisa Perrotti-Brown

The 2021 Penfolds RWT Bin 798 Shiraz was aged for 14 months in French oak, of which 80% was new. It has a deep garnet-purple color and comes skipping out of the glass with youthful, expressive scents of wild blueberries, boysenberry preserves, and pencil shavings, with hints of mocha, black olives, and wild sage. Full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of vibrant black and blue fruits, framed by ripe, rounded tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and savory.

Tina Gellie

Barossa Valley grapes selected for their regional character, lifted aromas, fine tannins and plush texture comprise this cuvée, which began as a Red Winemaking Trial (RWT) project in the early 1990s and first released in 2000 with the 1997 vintage. Its always an impressively generous and bold-fruited style, showcasing the Barossas characteristic opulent black and purple berry fruit, dark espresso-like earthiness and chocolatey-smooth tannins, but in this stellar vintage there pops of cured meat and black olive along with violet florals and sweet sesame paste. The 14 months in French oak hogsheads, 80% new, is supporting not intrusive and it is already pretty complete. Released at £141.


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