Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2017 - Kona Wine Market
Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2017
SKU: P-10923

Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2017

  • ws96
  • v94
  • jd93
  • we92


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Category Red Wine
Origin Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley
Brand Penfolds
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Deep crimson/ferrous red. Vibrant. Red earth / 'Barossa dirt' regional cues not hindered by a 15-month sojourn in French oak. Initially, a lift of trademark tar/bitumen and subtle V.A. ... above scents of assorted carpaccio meats, steak tartare, green olive, capers, rosemary. Upon sitting/swirling, patisserie scents of almond croissant, cinnamon bun ... and perhaps crème brûlée glaze (oak-derived?). To repeat, very Barossa! A firm and binding structure, medium-bodied. Focussed/defined, yet still generous. Mouth-watering acidity clutching opulent fruits renders an impressive pathway cleaved across front/middle/back palate ... a pathway all ably assisted by chalky tannins and absorbed integrated oak. Currently youthful and energetic, yet this vintage already impatiently awaits its secondary and tertiary maturation phases. Tension. In the interim, partake.
Wine Spectator
  • ws96

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.

November 2019
  • v94

Inky ruby. Spice-accented black and blue fruit, vanilla, pipe tobacco and cola aromas are complemented by a smoky mineral overtone. Palate-staining cherry liqueur, blackcurrant, mocha and spicecake flavors show impressive depth and are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Gains energy with air and finishes gently sweet and long, displaying persistent cherry and spice notes and harmonious, slowly building tannins.

January 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd93

The 2017 Shiraz RWT, also known as the Bin 798, is all Barossa Valley Shiraz that's always brought up in French oak, with 70% being new in 2017. It checks in behind the magical 2016, but nevertheless it's still a beautiful Shiraz that offers everything you could want from this variety. Sporting a deep purple color as well as a beautiful perfume of crème de cassis, black raspberries, toasted bread, vanilla bean, white flowers, and plenty of spice, it's full-bodied, elegant, and silky on the palate, and what it lacks in density and depth, it makes up for it with its incredible purity and elegance. It's approachable today (give bottles an hour in a decanter), yet I suspect it will benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for 15+ years or more. It's a class act.

November 14, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
  • we92

With all of the glossy polish that Penfolds is famed for, the RWT showcases heady aromas of raspberries, currants, plums, dried flowers and anise with furniture polish and butterscotch oak influence and undercurrents of beet and earthy herbs. Rich, satiny fruit on the palate is nipped and tucked by powerful, spicy tannins, and there's a lingering oak character. A big, classy wine with nary a hair out of place. Drink 2022-2040.

July 1, 2020

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