2013 Penfolds Shiraz RWT
Syrah - 750ML
  • JS 96
  • WA 95
  • VN 93
  • WS 93

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Pre-Arrival: 22 btls
ETA: Feb. 2019

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JS 96
jamessuckling.com, January 2016
This is quite closed on the nose, the oak (57% new French) has it locked down in cedary armour, below sits ripe blackberry and red plum fruit aromas, some aged proscuitto meaty notes, orange zest and praline. The palate... This is quite closed on the nose, the oak (57% new French) has it locked down in cedary armour, below sits ripe blackberry and red plum fruit aromas, some aged proscuitto meaty notes, orange zest and praline. The palate has intensity, richness, depth and rich blackberry flavor all riding on velour-like tannins, attractive texture, a little thread of Aperol-like flavor, this is dense yet plush. Best from 2018.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Shiraz RWT Barossa Valley has a youthfully mute blackberries and black cherries-scented nose with hints of cedar, toast, cracked pepper and Provence herbs. While the oak is still... Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Shiraz RWT Barossa Valley has a youthfully mute blackberries and black cherries-scented nose with hints of cedar, toast, cracked pepper and Provence herbs. While the oak is still standing out slightly in the mouth, this is backed up by tons of rich, seductive, mouth-coating fruit and firm, rounded tannins, with just enough acid in the very long finish. This is a truly great RWT! - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
VN 93
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, March 2016
Bright purple. Heady, complex bouquet of ripe dark berries, cherry liqueur, cola and sandalwood, with smoky mineral and five-spice powder accents building in the glass. Seamless and deeply concentrated, offering... Bright purple. Heady, complex bouquet of ripe dark berries, cherry liqueur, cola and sandalwood, with smoky mineral and five-spice powder accents building in the glass. Seamless and deeply concentrated, offering surprisingly lithe black and blue fruit flavors that pick up spiciness and sweetness with air. At once brawny and elegant, this Shiraz finishes very long and smoky, with repeating blackberry and cola notes and velvety tannins. - Josh Raynolds
WS 93
Wine Spectator, August 2016
Bold and dense, with sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins and a wallop of flavors, offering cherry and berry notes and plenty of persistence. Drink now through 2030. — M .W.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-region Barossa Valley
Vintage 2013

Label

Penfolds RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz presents an alternative to the multi-regional sourcing and American oak maturation that are hallmarks of Grange. RWT expresses single region Barossa Valley Shiraz matured only in French oak. The initials RWT stand for ‘Red Winemaking Trial’, which was the internal project name at its inception in 1995. Far from a ‘Trial’ now, RWT Shiraz was launched in May 2000 with the 1997 vintage. 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 lush texture. The result is a wine that helps to redefine Barossa Shiraz at the highest quality level.

Winery

Penfolds

Penfolds is an iconic Australian wine producer established in 1844 when Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold and his family arrived from England and paid the princely sum of £1,200 for 500 acres of the best land in Magill. He planted French vine cuttings with the intention of producing his own “medicinal tonic” wine.

When he passed away, his wife Mary assumed responsibility for the 60 acres of vines in The Grange Vineyard, which was then producing several varieties. She managed the estate for 25 years, passing it on to her daughter Georgina and son-in-law Thomas Hyland when she retired. The Penfold family continued to operate the business very successfully and retained a controlling interest after the company became public.

Penfolds now has an extensive portfolio that includes the ‘House Style’ collection, numbered-bin releases, special bins, and fortifieds among others. It has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking in Australia and across the world.

Penfolds has earned numerous accolades for its flagship and most iconic wine, Grange, the creation of former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert who aimed to match the finest, aged Bordeaux wines. Initially rejected by Penfolds management, the experiment was kept secret and barrels of wines were hidden behind a fake wall in the tunnels at Magill Estate. With bottle age development, a second tasting was greeted with enthusiasm and production was restarted.

Penfolds vineyards are located primarily in South Australia on prime land throughout the state’s most esteemed viticultural regions. Throughout its history, Penfolds has owned and leased vineyards in addition to sourcing grapes from independent growers. Its grapes are sourced from more than 220 vineyards and grape growers across Australia. This strategy reflects the tradition of multi-vineyard and multi-regional sourcing, first introduced in the 1860s by Mary Penfold, and allows for a consistency of style and quality across vintages, something Penfolds is renowned for.