RWT 2014 from Penfolds : a very soft Barossa Valley wine
RWT from Penfolds is a red wine produced exclusively from Shiraz in the Barossa Valley appellation. The ageing of the wine is carried out in French oak hogsheads barrels for 17 months, 70% in new barrels and 30% in barrels of one previous wine.
With its dark red colour and shades of purple, Penfolds RWT 2014 develops aromas of violets harmoniously blended with cocoa powder and white chocolate. It then releases fruity fragrances of redcurrants and satsuma plums, as well as subtle notes of cranberries, elderberries and blackberries. One may also notice aromas of French cedar oak, pink pepper corns and spices that combine beautifully with balsamic touches. On the palate, the Penfolds RWT 2014 reveals deep flavours of black cherries, mocha, chestnuts and anise before offering hints of cold meat and subtle notes of cola. This wine offers a velvety texture and is soft with light tannins.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 RWT Shiraz from the Barossa Valley offers cedar and cassis notes over a core of blackberry preserves, mocha and spice cake. Big, full, opulent and with notable notes of toasty oak, it has a solid structure and very long finish. Matured for 17 months in French hogsheads, 70% new, this baby needs a lot of time to integrate and shed some of its puppy fat.