2010 Penfolds Bin 798 Shiraz RWT

Year: 2010
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 93+
Wine Enthusiast: 97
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$129.95
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"Firm tannins surround a generous core of black cherry, red plum, tobacco and creme brulee flavors that come together smoothly and expressively. Lifts its intensity a bit on the finish to let the flavors shine. Best from 2015 through 2025." (WS)

"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 RWT Shiraz is a little closed showing intense and youthful primary aromas of cassis, kirsch, cedar, prunes and a touch of mulberries. Rich, muscular, packed with flavor, it is full-bodied, concentrated and finishes long with oak still poking out. Very youthful still, it will drink from 2014 to 2026+. " (WA)

"This shows the strength of the 2010 vintage in the Barossa Valley, marrying incredibly ripe fruit with seamless structure. Cinnamon and vanilla notes from the French oak blend easily into blueberry fruit, all grounded by hints of dark chocolate and umami. It’s full bodied, lushly textured almost to the point of creaminess and long-ridiculously long-on the finish. - J.C. (2/1/2014)" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Penfolds RWT Shiraz presents an admirable alternative to the multi-regional sourcing and American oak maturation that area 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.