4 left after this one. Following my plan of having one per year until complete. This has not changed much from 12 months ago. At its peak sitting on the plateau. Notes of dark chocolate, mocha and blackberry - the Penfolds DNA in essence. Tastes a lot younger than 20 years of age. Medium plus bodied with a savoury twist at the finish. 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Shiraz. — 9 days ago
The purest shimmering shiraz fruit, wrapped in a shroud of fine savoury tannin. Very deep blue, and black fruit. The framing of the fruit speaks to the skill of the winemaker. Dark and quietly serious but with savoury freshness. VG — 21 days ago
A Collection of great Australian Reds - Christmas Break up of the Tennis Group. Always a consistent Cuvée in the Penfolds stable but let down a little by the so so 2007 vintage in the Barossa. More savoury than fruit driven with liquorice and dark chocolate. — 3 days ago
My Father passed away at 100 and we had the viewing this evening. We celebrated with this earth stopping red wine. A carmelized tannin flavor leads the parade of complex tastes .A long lingering taste profile that is hard to verbalize. How a 24 year old wine can be this big is incredible. Tobacco, granite, huge nose. Not browning at all. Deep ruby red color still. A fitting tribute!!!🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 19 days ago
This is a very young Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia.
Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Showing black fruits with cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, earth, chocolates, tobacco and coffee.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.
Delicious right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.
Shows nice complexity and mouthfeel, with a great nose. Feels more like a California Cabernet.
Nicely balanced and rich. Elegant, fruit forward and luscious.
Robert Parker 90 points. Wine Spectator 93.
Delicious right now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 15 years.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$80. — 2 days ago
Another great vintage in Margaret River - see previous notes. Ripe grapefruit notes on nose and palate. After some hours peaches and cream on nose and palate. A characteristic of the gin gin clone. Oak is totally integrated. Enough citric acid to last a year or so more but this is essentially at its wonderful peak. Art series Chardonnay is always impressive. Have the last one towards the end of next year. 97 points from HH. — 5 days ago
Penfolds tasted like it was only a couple of years old. Incredible fruit forward nature of the wine. — 12 days ago
honey on first note, forms into cocoa and chill. best with salt — a month ago