2017 Penfolds 'RWT' Shiraz Barossa

$139.95 $150.00 (-7%)
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A redefinition of high quality Barossa Shiraz. The “Red Winemaking Trial” is crafted from fruit selected for its aromatic qualities and fine texture, aged in 100% French oak, to create an opulent and fleshy wine body. Moroccan spices waft over saturated red cherry and blackberry pie, this is a deep and dark wine. This wine  while remaining fine-structured and poised. A balanced wine that will age magnificently.

Penfolds has a very long and meandering history, and represents generations of winemaking knowledge in action. In 1844, Dr. Christopher and Mary Penfold planted vineyards at Magill Estate near Adelaide. The first Penfolds wines, from the 1800s, were made from newly established vineyards around Adelaide and made for the enjoyment of new South Australian colonists. During the first part of the 20th century, Penfolds gradually added significant acreage and became a household name across Australia. It exported table and fortified wines throughout the Commonwealth. After a visit to France in 1950, Penfolds chief winemaker Max Schubert dreamed bigger, wanting to dramatically expand the winery’s export presence, as the French had. The iconic Penfolds Grange came forth in 1951, leading to a remarkable parade of wines that would bring Penfolds wines worldwide acclaim for their richness, consistency, and longevity.

Red Blend
15 months
Oak Treatment:
15 months in French oak
Barossa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Shiraz
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

Wine Spectator

Offers a lush, juicy mix of blackberry, blueberry and black cherry flavors that appears seamless, integrating with notes of amaretto, clove and lavender. Plush, juicy and very generous on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2034.


James Suckling

Stunning blueberries and mulberries here with a wealth of baking spices and red berries, as well as tarry notes and blackberries. It is all here. The palate has a super plush, rich and quite compressed tannin feel. Some firm and powerful moments, as the palate builds with plentiful spiced summer berries. Red plums and blackberries to close.


Wine Advocate

Red raspberries abound on the nose of the 2017 RWT Shiraz, which—as usual—is all Barossa fruit aged in French oak (70% new). It's full-bodied and velvety, with appealing notes of dried spices, beef and plenty of red fruit. There's a cedary veneer to this vintage, which looks as if it will need a couple of years to come together, then drink well for up to two decades.