2007 Penfolds RWT Shiraz

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2007 Penfolds RWT Shiraz
2007 Penfolds RWT Shiraz
2007 Penfolds RWT Shiraz
2007 Penfolds RWT Shiraz
2007 Penfolds RWT Shiraz
2007 Penfolds RWT Shiraz
2007 Penfolds RWT Shiraz
2007 Penfolds RWT Shiraz

Tasting Notes

Penfolds RWT Shiraz presents an admirable alternative to the multi-regional sourcing and American oak maturation that are hallmarks of Grange, expressing instead, single-region Barossa Valley Shiraz matured only in French oak. 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. 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 fine texture rather than sheer intensity or power of flavour. The result is a wine that helps to redefine Barossa Shiraz at the highest quality level.

"Now into its second decade of release, the 2007 vintage excels. It encapsulates what is now the RWT style... defined with its own personality and style territory." Peter Gago - Penfolds Chief Winemaker

Colour 

Dark Red

Nose

Opulent glaceed fruits - saturated blueberry and satsuma plum elude from a freshly mixed summer berry compote. Stylish cedary oak marries with mixed spices and an element of (Gorgonzola) blue-vein cheese. Aromatically decries Barossa, and Shiraz - but not separately, as per these words!

Palate

Firm, lively & vibrant. Cola and a flavour sensation not dissimilar to a generous longitudinal slice of Blackforest cake, replete with fruits. Tight, finely-grained harmonious oak and lacy, mouth-coating tannins induce a multidimensional 3D palate, tempered by crisp acidity. Awash with flavour, depth & extract. The essence of Barossa Valley Shiraz... oh, and balanced! Convincing ... and out of 2007!

 

Reviews

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93 Points
The 2007 RWT Shiraz is 100% Barossa Valley Shiraz matured 13 months in French hogsheads, 71% new. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it presents youthfully mute aromas of warm blackberries, stewed plums, kirsch, cedar and cloves with an array of Indian spices opening out with air. In the full-bodied mouth it gives very firm, coarsely grained tannins, very crisp acid and good concentration, finishing long and chewy. It should be more open and approachable after a year or two in bottle, drinking to 2022+.
Wine Spectator 92 Points
Dense, fleshy and generous with it's cherry and red berry flavors, wrapped in pepper and licorice, persisting impressively on the broad finish.
 

Please Note

A collector's item! We believe this wine to be wonderful - however, as with all aged wines, it comes with a 'Buyers be aware' clause, and some labels may not be perfect. If you have any queries, please just drop us an email or give us a call!

Specifications

Year 2007
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Shiraz
Country Australia
Alcohol content
14.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.9 units
Type Red Wine
Cellaring Potential 2030 - Penfolds Rewards of Patience VI Edition, 2008.
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches Duck, red curry 'ice cream', split rice porridge, lychee, tamarind and pineapple
Origin Barossa Valley
Appellation South Australia