Single Bottle - Magnum - 1.5 Liters
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Bright and juicy, with intense, ripe wild berry, licorice and black olive accents. The tannins are dense, velvety and mouthfilling, providing a terrific background for the focused and expressive flavors. Long finish. Drink now through 2030. 174 cases imported.
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.
The Barossa Valley provenance to this wine is strong, where deep-set ripeness and a wealth of blackberries meet with smokier, tarry fruits and some redder notes too. Hints of vanillin-scented oak, dried autumnal leaves and purple florals. The palate rolls out evenly with impressive tannin ripeness, texture and build; they are a real feature of this wine and nicely defined. This is big on flavor without losing any sense of detail and nuance. Blackberry and plum-paste flavors run deep and long with mocha and sappy black cherries to close. This is a highlight of the 2016 releases. Best from 2020 and for two decades after that.
Bottle no. BX084. The quixotic RWT (Red Wine Trial) name used since '87 now has a bin number and a bottle number, the latter to thwart counterfeiting. It completed fermentation in French hogsheads, followed by 17 months maturation. The power and length of the wine is awesome, as is the price - but it's what the global market is prepared to pay.