Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures, though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds influence on Australia's winemaking psyche. Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.
Penfolds has a history and heritage that profoundly reflects Australia's journey from colonial settlement to the modern Era. Established in 1844, just eight years after the foundation of South Australia, Penfolds has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking in Australia - and across the world.
Penfolds collection of benchmark wines were established in a spirit of innovation and the constant and endless pursuit of quality, evidenced from the secret bottlings of Grange in 1951 and the unbroken line of vintages of what is now Australia's most iconic wine.
Historic blends, significant milestones and heritage vineyards have been honoured by a lineage of custodians whose courage and imagination, precision and humility have ensured Penfolds remains true to its original values while remaining relevant for current and future generations.
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Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2012
Colour: Pale white gold
Nose: Wonderful purity - white peach, loquat and lemon blossom florals hovering over wet stone minerality with a complexing nutty/nougat semblance.
Palate: Again - Purity! Lemon/lime juice and nuances of grapefruit atop a defined citrus-like acid nucleus!
Structural and textural, closing with lemon pith phenolics providing ... more
Penfolds Club Tawny Port
Amber-brown with a dark red rim. The nose is lifted with an attractive mix of dried fruit, vanilla, caramel and a touch of
nutty aged rancio complexity. The palate is rich and vibrant displaying ripe spicy fruit, toffee and walnuts framed by
smoky oak with a lifted cleansing finish. more
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2011
This Chardonnay is a well-proportioned wine, with distinctive primary fruit characters and good levels of intensity. Matured for several months in small French oak barriques, it is a richly concentrated wine with plenty of varietal definition and creamy flavours. more
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2012
This shiraz is a plumper style with plush red-berried fruits, generosity of flavour and supple ripe tannins. It has excellent structure and length, and while it is ready for drinking now, the Koonunga Hill Shiraz will gain further complexity over the next two to four years. more
Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz 2009
Color: Cherry red with a magenta rim.
Nose: Initially exudes giveaway St Henri cues-praline, fruit pastille, red licorice, violet… Yet there are other aromas linked to variety/vineyard(s)/vintage-initially, Shiraz spices incl. cinnamon, nutmeg. Then a spray of kirsch, campari, bitters, cranberry and radish. With air, time these combine and transform to ... more
Penfolds Thomas Hyland Shiraz 2012
Color: Vibrant dark red with a dense core.
Nose: Immediately varietal, immediately Penfolds. Black liquorice, soy and mocha with a subtle oak influence. Fleeting tanned-leather and meaty Shiraz disposition, yields to unveil aromatics more akin to burnt fig, pork dumplings and malt.
Palate: Medium-bodied with a generous mid-palate. Meaty, malty ... more
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