Penfolds Reviews & Awards

Penfolds enjoys a strong international following - from wine collectors and wine lovers, to wine media and wine show judges. Its reputation has been well-recognised over its 165 year history and spans the entire array of wines produced, as well as the winemaking teams.

The accolades for Penfolds Grange have spearheaded Penfolds wine media and wine show success. 1955 Grange won more than 50 gold medals before its retirement from the show arena in the late 1970s. Grange as a wine style has been referred to as "one of the only true First Growths of the Southern Hemisphere" by English writer Hugh Johnson.

The Penfolds Chardonnay portfolio has also enjoyed remarkable wine show success in the past few years. The 2008 Penfolds Thomas Hyland Cool Climate Chardonnay won The J.B. MacMahon Trophy for Best White Wine under $20 at the 2009 Royal Adelaide Wine Show; 2005 Yattarna was awarded the 2008 George Mackey Memorial Trophy for Australia's Export Wine of the Year and four consecutive vintages of Penfolds Reserve Bin A Chardonnay won 11 trophies at three Australian wine shows on the same day in 2009.

Latest Review

2005 Penfolds Reserve Bin Aged Release Eden Valley Riesling

James Halliday, 1 July 2010, Australian Wine Companion Newsletter

Light green-straw; still incredibly fresh and tight; has fine apple and lime flavours with minerally acidity much in play on the long palate. Dual trophy winner Qld Wine Show ’09.
95 points, drink to 2020, $40, Screwcap, 11.5% alc.

Latest Awards

  • Wine Name & Year
  • Show Name & Year
  • Award & Class
  • Penfolds Koonunga Hill Seventy Six Shiraz Cabernet 2008
    Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show 2010
    GOLD - Class 9
  • Penfolds Koonunga Hill Seventy Six Shiraz Cabernet 2008
    Decanter World Wine Awards 2010
    COMMENDED
  • Penfolds Thomas Hyland Adelaide Chardonnay 2008
    International Chardonnay Challenge 2010
    TROPHY - Class 1c
    Trophy Details
    Recommended Top 6 Selection
  • Penfolds Thomas Hyland Adelaide Chardonnay 2008
    Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show 2010
    TROPHY
    Trophy Details
    The Liquorland Perpetual Trophy best commercial white wine, classes 1 to 6
  • Penfolds Thomas Hyland Adelaide Chardonnay 2008
    Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show 2010
    GOLD - Class 4
  • Penfolds Thomas Hyland Adelaide Shiraz 2007
    Decanter World Wine Awards 2010
    COMMENDED
  • Penfolds Fortified Wines Great Grandfather Rare Tawny
    Royal Brisbane Wine Show 2010
    GOLD
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Reserve Bin A Chardonnay 2007
    The Winewise Championship 2010
    CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALLION
    Trophy Details
    Champion Dry White
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Reserve Bin A Chardonnay 2007
    The Winewise Championship 2010
    CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALLION
    Trophy Details
    Chardonnay Medallion
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Reserve Bin A Chardonnay 2008
    International Chardonnay Challenge 2010
    GOLD - Class 1c

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