Penfolds RWT 2008 Magnum

RWT Shiraz presents an admirablealternative to the multi-regional sourcing and American oak maturation that are 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 is made from fruit primarily selected for its aromatic qualities and fine texture rather than sheer intensity or power of flavour.

RWT serves to redefine Barossa Shiraz at the highest quality level, as wines of finesse, grace and elegance. Vintage 2006 is in the style of the 2002, perhaps a touch more sumptuous. Proudly Barossa, a pedigreed 2006 offer that needs plenty of air to open up. Shiraz vineyards in the Barossa Valley saw a good spring budburst and fruit set, followed by favourable growing conditions that allowed steady, continuous ripening. Warm, dry conditions prevailed during the harvest period. The grapes were picked at optimum ripeness having excellent fresh varietal flavour, tannin structure and colour. RWT was matured fourteen months in 70% new and 30% one-year-old French oak hogsheads. Alcohol 14.5

RWT Shiraz presents an admirablealternative to the multi-regional sourcing and American oak maturation that are 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 is made from fruit primarily selected for its aromatic qualities and fine texture rather than sheer intensity or power of flavour.

RWT serves to redefine Barossa Shiraz at the highest quality level, as wines of finesse, grace and elegance. Vintage 2006 is in the style of the 2002, perhaps a touch more sumptuous. Proudly Barossa, a pedigreed 2006 offer that needs plenty of air to open up. Shiraz vineyards in the Barossa Valley saw a good spring budburst and fruit set, followed by favourable growing conditions that allowed steady, continuous ripening. Warm, dry conditions prevailed during the harvest period. The grapes were picked at optimum ripeness having excellent fresh varietal flavour, tannin structure and colour. RWT was matured fourteen months in 70% new and 30% one-year-old French oak hogsheads. Alcohol 14.5