Penfolds `RWT` Bin 798 Shiraz 2014 (2x 750ml),Barossa Valley, Screwcap

fter several years of trialing, the first ever vintage of Penfolds RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz was released in 1997. Ever since then the popularity of this wine increased and became one of the iconic red wines representing the true blue taste of Australia.

Overview

fter several years of trialing, the first ever vintage of Penfolds RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz was released in 1997. Ever since then the popularity of this wine increased and became one of the iconic red wines representing the true blue taste of Australia.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

97 Points. James Halliday - Wine Companion. 1 August 2017

Bottle no. BX084. The quixotic RWT (Red Wine Trial) name used since '87 now has a bin number and a bottle number, the latter to thwart counterfeiting. It completed fermentation in French hogsheads, followed by 17 months maturation. The power and length of the wine is awesome, as is the price - but it's what the global market is prepared to pay.

95 Points. Campbell Mattinson - Wine Front. 6 October 2016

I don’t have an updated bottle-image for this wine but I notice on the Penfolds website that the label now includes the words Bin 798 – see here. It’s not mentioned on the press release itself so it’s a “soft” launch of a new Bin number. Penfolds RWT is of course Barossa Valley, Shiraz, all French oak hogsheads (Australian coopered), 70% new, the remainder 1-year-old oak.

It has you cruising for a bruising and then it just brushes past you with the lightest of touches. This is Barossa shiraz in its black tie best. It’s rich, it’s black, it’s carved with tannin and yet it’s soft and svelte. You’ve signed on the dotted line before you’ve thought through the repayments. The release notes mention chestnuts. It’s not a bad call: there are nutty notes here but they’re sweet and smoky. There’s a whiff of coffee. A sizeable surge of classic blackberry and plum, pegged to soy and earth. Undeniable shiraz.

Medals & Trophies

Decanter World Wine Awards, 2017: Silver

International Wine Challenge, 2017: Silver