Penfolds RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz

Without the focus or integrity of the great vintages, this is nonetheless a sound result considering the season. Surprisingly deep, vibrant purple in hue, it’s an elegant and tangy release of gamey, peppery, savoury, spicy, charcuterie character, underlined by dark chocolate and led by firm, finely structured tannins and vibrant, sour acidity that lends an astringency at this young age. Matured for 12 months in 51% new and 49% one-year-old French oak hogsheads. Available 1 May 2014.