Penfolds RWT Bin 798 Barossa Valley Shiraz 2020


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Barossa Valley, Australia
98 points




The initials RWT stand for ‘Red Winemaking Trial’, the name was given to the project internally when developmental work began in 1995. Naturally, now no longer a ‘trial’, 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 plush texture.

The result is a wine that helps to redefine Barossa Shiraz at the highest quality level. RWT wines are built for the long haul, with the precision, concentration, and balance to age for many years.


98 points

This is a wonderful Bin 789 with striking poise, polish, and intensity on offer. Show-stopping aromas of ripe blackberry, dark plum, and espresso are primal and freshly captured. The palate is rich and lusciously expressed, with a very plush and intense core of ripe blackberry and dark-plum fruit. Roasted coffee here, too. Such poise and polish. Drink over the next decade or more


Serving Temp.
18-20 °C
Cellar until
2025 - 2050

Tasting Profile

Regionally distinct, an aromatic profile that can only signify the Barossa Valley. A compelling synthesis of dark forest berries, bramble, satsuma plum conserve, and dark cherry. The primary fruit characteristics are unpinned by generous warm spice, fresh tobacco leaves, and a suggestion of chinotto/sarsaparilla. Violets add a hallmark floral stamp. Intriguing nuances of fresh vanilla pod and dark-roast arabica ristretto round out an enticing nose. French oak notes are present yet remain restrained and nuanced.
The palate is generous, with voluminous and enveloping tannins, so silken they betray their density and persistence. This sturdy foundation provides a perfect canvas upon which to display the spoils of the harvest, layers of flavours roll over the palate in waves. Varietally correct and true to origin. Blue fruits, boysenberry, plum, and mulberry are front and centre, a signature of RWT. A suggestion of crème brûlée and panforte provide a sweet counterpoint to complex notes of exotic spice and cedary oak.

Penfolds RWT Bin 798 Barossa Valley Shiraz 2020

Penfolds RWT Bin 798 Barossa Valley Shiraz 2020

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