If you are familar with wine at all you are probably familiar with Penfolds Grange
but the Australian winemaker has another wine that has garnered praise. It also costs quite a bit less than the Penfolds Grange. The 2003 Penfolds RWT Shiraz
has been named Australia's best export wine of the year. According to an Australian article,
it beat out 16,000 competitors to win the George Mackey Memorial Trophy for 2005-06 which is awarded by the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation.
The RWT in the name stands for "red winemaking trials" which was a title used when the wine was first being developed. The wine is created from Barossa grapes matured in French oak. According to descriptions it's a bit lighter and fruitier than the Grange and has been described as capturing the essence of Australian red wine. It can be found at prices ranging from $65 and up
but seems to be selling out fast.