Penfolds RWT Shiraz 2015 750ml A threatened crimson rim encroached upon by a deep, dark core.
Freshly sliced panforte date, fig, with dried and fresh blue fruits that become more apparent upon sitting. Immediately recognisable cedary French oak – synergised by the liberation of sweet Moroccan spices and a propulsion of dried roasted almond. Conceded cant smell acidity, so maybe such a perception is created via scents of rhubarb and cranberry?
This year more ostensibly textural than other red wines in The Penfolds Collection. Yet still supersaturated with red and blue-berried fruits and liquorices (both red and black). Proudly extolling a formidable Barossa structure layered/laminated, rather than thick/blocky (aka filo-pastry or) filo-lated?! Tannins fine/emery/sleek/polished all there to convey, not to confront. Lingers, ever so pleasantly. Once again spoilt by the generosity on the palate of what the Barossa does best