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Penfolds RWT Shiraz Bin 798text

Penfolds RWT Shiraz Bin 798 2021

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AustraliaThe RWT, now Bin Number 798, is long past the Red Wine Trial stage. The French oak version of Grange stands out in a country full of impressive shiraz labels. In 2021 the wine spent 14 months in 80% new French oak, and 20% in one-year-old hogsheads. Unlike American oak, the French version disappears seamlessly into this Barossa wine, that is every bit the red wine the multi-regional Grange is. This version is as dense as they come, again glossy, intense, and awash in black and blue fruit, licorice, black olives, and savoury notes with a surfing freshness that lifts the entire wine through the finish. It is nowhere near ready, so collectors, dig in. An expensive wine already worth the price and will only improve as it moves through the next three or four decades.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
AB$249.95750mlselect private retailers
US$150.00750mlestimated retail in select private wine shops
Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 148528UPC: 012354072602