Penfolds

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Penfolds (Barossa Valley) 2021 RWT 798 Shiraz

Penfolds 2023 allocation is here!

98+ Points - Andrew Caillard MW
19/20 Points - Matthew Jukes, mathewjukes.com
97 Points - Ned Goodwin, jamessuckling.com

98 Points - Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot

Commercial description
"The initials RWT stand for ‘Red Winemaking Trial’, the name given to the project internally when developmental work began in the early 1990s. Naturally, now no longer a ‘trial’, RWT Shiraz was launched in May 2000 with the 1997 vintage. The alphanumeric Bin designation 798 was bestowed upon the wine from the 2016 vintage. Stylistically, RWT is contemporary, opulent and finely tuned. An interesting contrast to the well-established Grange, which is a more concentrated, muscular and assertive style. RWT is made from Barossa Valley shiraz grapes primarily selected for their aromatic qualities, varietal typicity, fine tannins and plush texture. Maturation in French oak provides another contrast to Grange. The result is a wine that redefines Barossa Valley shiraz at the highest quality level. While delightfully approachable on release, RWT Bin 798 has the concentration and balance to age for many years.

GRAPE VARIETY Shiraz
VINEYARD REGION Barossa Valley
WINE ANALYSIS Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.5 g/L, pH: 3.69
MATURATION 14 months in French oak hogsheads (80% new, 20% 1-y.o.)

An epic RWT, multi-layered, Barossa terroir expressed through a Penfolds/French oak lens."

PEAK DRINKING 2025 – 2055

$249.99

ERP $269.99

Penfolds (Eden Valley) 2023 Bin 51 Riesling

Penfolds 2023 Allocation is here

18 Points - Matthew Jukes
"23 bin 51 has stunning purity and directness with a tenderness I havent seen before at this early stage of this wines life. Pretty, Clean, lemony and chalky, there is more flesh than pith in this wine. Mesmerising and ridiculosly yummy already, this is as teasing a start to a collection tasting as I have ever experienced. Drink now - 2032"

Created in the 1990’s as part of the evolving Penfolds white wine development program, Bin 51 captures many attributes of the Eden Valley locale. The region’s high altitude and cool-climate induces riesling with great finesse and elegance with a capacity for long-term cellaring. South Australia has gained worldwide recognition for producing definitive world-class riesling and Eden Valley always features. In their youth, the wines possess scented floral and citrus aromas, with a mineral edge and marked natural acidity, contributing significantly to the palate texture and flavour.

Drinking well now, but will improve with time.

 

$44.99

ERP $49.99

Penfolds (South Australia) 2020 Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz

Allocation release. Extremely limited

98 Points - Andrew Caillard MW
96 Points - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com
96 Points - Ken Gargett, The World of Fine Wine
96 Points - Erin Larkin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Commercial description

"Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz is a sub-regional expression that is unmistakably Penfolds in character. Conceived from the ancient soils of Marananga, which lie very close to the centre of the Barossa Valley floor – slightly to the North-West, where warm dry conditions and rich red soil provide the backbone to some of the region’s best-known wines. Each release delivers a contemporary shiraz alternative, framed by a mix of oaks; French and American, old and new – crafted in the 'Penfolds way

PEAK DRINKING 2025 – 2040

MATURATION 12 months in American (24% new) and French oak (23% new) hogsheads and puncheons

$104.99

ERP $109.99

Penfolds (South Australia) 2020 St Henri Shiraz

2023 Penfolds Allocation is here!

95 Points - Decanter, Tina Gellie
96 Points - Wine Pilot, Dave Brookes
19+/20 Points - Matthew Jukes
96 Points - Andrew Caillard MW

Commercial description
"The fruit profile is a delight, oak playing no role in the aromatics. Shiraz, unadulterated! The descriptors need to be coaxed from the glass with a gentle swirl. Fruits of the forest are first to emerge, berry conserve, strawberry flan and rhubarb tart. There is a hit of confectionary, reminiscent of red glace cherries. Savoury notes include German Blutwurst spiced sausage, pan scrapings from roast lamb and salt cured beef with black peppercorns. Ferric notes of iron filings and whetstone swarf round out an impressive showing. PALATE True to form, the palate is quite savoury. Japanese nori paper and olive brine offer a very morish umami nuance. Fresh blueberry and mulberry leaf anchor the core of the mid-palate. Exotic spices adding intrigue, Alleppey turmeric, toasted cumin, pimento. The tannins are very tactile, comparable to Dutch cocoa. A classic St Henri that will reward extended time in the cellar."

VINEYARD REGION McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley
WINE ANALYSIS Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.6 g/L, pH: 3.62
MATURATION 12 months in large seasoned oak vats
PEAK DRINKING Now – 2050

$149.99

ERP $169.99

Penfolds (South Australia) 2021 Bin 138 SGM

Penfolds 2023 Allocation is here!

96 Points - Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
95 Points - Ray Jordan, Wine Pilot
18+/20 Points - Matthew Jukes, Daily Mail

95 Points - Tyson Stelzer
"Penfolds blends 138 just before bottling rather than maturing in barrel 'as grenache can either rise or fall in barrel!' The cool 2021 vintage set off Barossa Grenache  with delightful fragrance and exciting, vibrant acid drive, wonderfully enlarged with the depth, structure and black fruit presence of shiraz and mataro. Dark chocolate oak provides well executed support, setting off a frame of firm fine-grained tannins for the long haul. One of the greatest Bin 138's yet"

Commercial description

"Bin 138 draws its inspiration from the wines of Southern Rhône, where shiraz, grenache and mataro (mourvèdre) are blended in varying proportions to create full-bodied wines possessing rich and heady perfume. Each year fruit for Bin 138 is sourced from old Barossa Valley vines (some more than 100 years old) and then matured for 12 to 15 months in seasoned oak hogsheads to allow the different varietals to shine through. The first vintage release of this varietal blend was the 1992, labelled ‘Old Vine Barossa Valley’ – it was then elevated to Bin status with the 1998 vintage."

GRAPE VARIETY Grenache (50%), Shiraz (44%), Mataro (6%)
VINEYARD REGION Barossa Valley
WINE ANALYSIS Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.2 g/L, pH: 3.63
MATURATION 12 months French (10% new) and American (2% new) oak barrels

DRINKING Now – 2035

$59.99

ERP $69.99

Penfolds (South Australia) 2021 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

Penfolds 2023 Allocation is here!

97 Points - Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
97 Points - Ray Jordan, Wine Pilot
19+/20 Points - Matthew Jukes, 
96 Points - Tyson Stelzer, Tysonstelzer.com

97 Points - Andrew Caillard MW

Commercial description
"Bin 389 was often referred to as ‘Baby Grange’, in part because components of the wine are matured in the same barrels that held the previous vintage of Grange. First made in 1960 by the legendary Max Schubert, this was the wine that helped forge Penfolds reputation with red wine drinkers by combining the structure of cabernet sauvignon with the richness of shiraz. Exemplifying the judicious balance of fruit and oak, Bin 389 highlights the generous mid-palate Penfolds is known for

GRAPE VARIETY Cabernet Sauvignon (53%), Shiraz (47%)
VINEYARD REGION McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully, Padthaway
WINE ANALYSIS Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.6 g/L, pH: 3.67
MATURATION 12 months in American oak hogsheads (37% new)
VINTAGE CONDITIONS McLaren Vale enjoyed a relatively mild growing season.

COLOUR Black core, purple rim NOSE A kaleidoscope of aromas. First noted, sweet pastries. Blueberry danish and chocolate croissant. Sugar dusting. The fruits of the forest are quick to emerge, fresh blackberries and mulberries dominant. There is the faintest suggestion of formic acid, Max Schubert would approve. Dried bay leaf, pink peppercorns and black cardamom add spicy intrigue. The imagination conjures thoughts of rare roast beef with black pepper crust, seared venison loin, coal dust, cocoa powder and graphite. With a swirl, aniseed/licorice notes become pronounced. PALATE A flawless integration of the two varietals, neither dominating but working together in harmony. The aroma descriptors deftly match the palate. Flavours of black fruit and red fruit compote abound. Cocoa powder sweetness adds weight to the substantial mid-palate. There are plenty of savoury flavours to balance out the sweetness, with cold sliced salted beef, roast lamb cooking juices and cured pastrami. The tannins are fine, reminiscent of oolong tea, providing plenty of structure. The delicious fruit is married seamlessly with the creamy American oak. A fine seam of acid provides a refreshing lift on the finish. Very approachable now, but with plenty to offer down the track."

Peak Drinking
2025 – 2055

$109.99

ERP $149.99