Created to reflect Penfolds contemporary winemaking approach, emphasising both regionality and maturation of Cabernet Sauvignon in fine grained French oak. A style that is immediately Penfolds, whilst simultaneously illustrative of its ongoing search for diversity and style separation. An honest reflection of the region and a testament of Penfolds longstanding commitment to the vineyards of Coonawarra.
Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet.
Maturation: Matured for 14 months in new French oak.
“Ticks all the boxes: 1. Contemporary 2. Regional 3. Classic 4. Varietal 5. Penfolds— And yet, erringly one outside of the (Penfolds stylistic) box! A Coonawarra hat-trick across the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Bin 169s… with the winner being? Answer: Wait 25 years and all will be revealed!” - Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker
Tasting Note: Vibrant purple. Initially tell-tale cassis, black olive with a hints of sun-dried tomato, beetroot juice and mint. Beneath, more complex layers. Unmistakable Coonawarra Line across the palate. An overtly long, enduring finish. Voluminous.