2010 Tasting Notes

"A Kalimna Monopole, an enigma last crafted and captured in bottle four decades ago, in 1973."

"Watch this unblended and pure Block 3C offering reluctantly ‘unravel’ over hours. Decompress via a decant!"

"From the ancient soils of Kalimna a juxtaposition of ‘older times’ and the contemporary. How to define such a wine?! A befitting wine to commemorate Penfolds intriguing and everchanging 170 years."

Peter Gago - Penfolds Chief Winemaker

Peak Drinking: 2015 – 2055 (well past Penfolds 200th anniversary).


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Penfolds 2010 Bin 170 Kalimna Shiraz

In 1973, Penfolds crafted an experimental Bin 170 sourced entirely from the nineteenth-century Kalimna Vineyard in the Barossa Valley. 

100% Shiraz, all of the grapes were picked from Block 3C – a venerated parcel that is often included in the Grange blend. 

In 2010, the Penfolds winemakers kept Block 3C separate, realising they had the potential to re-create a Penfolds classic.

Origin Kalimna Vineyard, Block 3C. Barossa Valley.
Maturation 16 months in French oak hogsheads (55% new, 45% 1-y.o.).
Variety Shiraz
First Vintage 1973

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