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2020 Penfolds Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "RWT Bin 798"

Penfolds 2020 RWT Bin 798

Winery: Penfolds

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "RWT Bin 798"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Barossa Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $150

Cases produced: 411

KWG Score: 97.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (96)

Review date: September 25, 2022

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Shiraz opens with boysenberry and black currant bouquet with hints of black licorice, toasted oak, and brioche. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with nicely integrated medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, round, opulent and savory. The flavor profile is graphite and extracted black currant blend with notes of black tea, black licorice, and mulberry. We also detected hints of boysenberry and dark chocolate. The finish is dry and its bold and dusty tannins build-up and last for a very long time. The Tasting Panel could certainly sip this Shiraz by the fireplace this winter. If you would like it with food, we would recommend decanting it for a while before pairing it with a pan-seared wagyu ribeye steak. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Color: Deep dark cherry red, opaque at the core and luminous on the rim.
Nose: 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 leaf and a suggestion of 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.
Palate: 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 flavors roll over the palate in waves. Varietally correct and true to origin. Blue fruits, boysenberry, plum and mulberry are front and center, a signature of RWT. A suggestion of crème brûlée and panforte provide a sweet counterpoint to complex notes of exotic spice and cedary oak.

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