An impressive line-up of Australian red wine vintages is part of the latest 2020 Penfolds Collection, which also features the 66th consecutive release of the Grange.
The entire Penfolds Collection 2020 offers multi-region and multi-vineyard blends, single-region wines, and a single-vineyard wine. The collection itself displays red wines of distinctive refinement and cellaring potential. To top it all off, Penfolds also included the 2016 Grange, a crowd favourite at the recent Penfolds Rewards of Patience Edition VIII tasting.
“Not playing to flagship favourites, but the 2016 Grange may politely nudge the classic 2004 and 2010. It would be brazen to rank any further back into the last millennium,” said Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker. The Penfolds G4 was also launched alongside the collection, which we’ve already covered here.
In total, Penfolds released six red wines, all of which has its very own personality and character to it. One of its standout performers goes to the 2018 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, which Gago says: “Put simply, Bin3 89 Cabernet Shiraz manifests all that is Penfolds… a wine that so many of us have grown with. This style extolls the wisdom of blending, as it does the synergies afforded by varietal and sourcing freedom.”
It’s a Penfolds classic that comes with a reputation and universal appeal that transcends the ordinary while being affectionately known as the “Baby Grange”.
Building on the cabernet selection is the sixth release of the Bin 169 Coonawarra Cabernet, also part of the Penfolds Collection 2020. This contemporary 2018 expression of cabernet is only released on exceptional years, to which Gago said, “Vying for Bin 707 quality fruit its Coonawarra badge and French oak lodgings hold sway. Built differently, dressed differently.”
The Penfolds Collection 2020 is now available via its website.
All images are courtesy of Penfolds.