As Penfolds celebrates its 175th year, the iconic winery has released its 2019 Collection, led by the flagship Penfolds Grange 2015.
The Collection features a line up of stalwarts including Yattarna, St Henri, Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz and Bin 23 Pinot Noir, plus the highly anticipated 2015 Grange.
Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago said, “All Penfolds winemakers employ
a personal responsibility and great pride in the wines they make.
“Steph Dutton, Emma Wood, Andrew Baldwin, Kym Schroeter, Matt Woo, Shavaughn Wells, Andrew Hales and Dominic Coulter. As a team the group is committed to making wines that are complex, with a definitive and distinctive Penfolds character.
“Each displays an individual style, a style that is the result of years skillful blending and access to the best possible fruit, oak and time.”
The Penfolds Collection 2019 includes:
2015 Grange RRP $900
2017 Yattarna RRP $175
2017 RWT Bin 798 Barossa Valley Shiraz RRP $200
2017 Magill Estate Shiraz RRP $150
2016 St Henri Shiraz RRP $135
2018 Reserve Bin A Chardonnay RRP $125
2017 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz RRP $100
2017 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon RRP $100
2017 Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz RRP $100
2017 Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz RRP $50
2017 Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz RRP $60
2017 Bin 138 Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache Mataro RRP $60
2018 Bin 23 Pinot Noir RRP $50
2018 Bin 311 Chardonnay RRP $50
2019 Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling RRP $40
The Penfolds Collection 2019 is available from August 8 at select fine wine stores and Penfolds Cellar Doors – Magill Estate Winery and Barossa Valley Cellar Door.
The verdict on Penfolds Grange 2015
Nick Ryan at The Australia‘s verdict: “Put simply, this is a very good Grange. It’s the product of a strong 2015 vintage, a season that leaves its signature in the wine’s bass notes.”
Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago added: “This is an old-school Grange.
“Not old-school like the imposing, tannic wines from vintages like 75 or the 83, but still a wine built on the darker, broodier characters delivered by a great vintage like 2015. It’s Christian Bale’s Batman, not Adam West’s.”