The Penfolds Collection 2020 is a family of fine wines spanning five impressive white and red wine Australian vintages. Led by the 66th consecutive release of Grange, awarded 100 points by Ken Gargett, World of Fine Wine Magazine and 99 points by Tony Love and Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
While Grange leads the charge, the charm and character of the core 2018 Bins rival any Penfolds Bin released over the last half-century. Special mention must be noted for the 2018 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, a release that commemorates the 60th anniversary since it was first made in 1960, by Max Schubert. Harmonious, balanced and focused, this wine demonstrates why Bin 389 remains one of Australia’s most popular collectable red wines.
The cabernet stable broadens this year with the sixth release of Bin 169 Coonawarra Cabernet, a contemporary 2018 expression of cabernet which is released only in exceptional years. Altogether different is the 2017 St Henri, a masterclass of texture with silky, polished tannins. The new release is stylish and proportioned with a great core and lovely framework – a truly exemplar St Henri vintage.
The wines of the 2020 Collection stand proudly in a release that offers multi-region and multi-vineyard blends, single-region wines and a single-vineyard wine. In its entirety, this new release displays red wines of distinctive refinement and cellaring potential, and white wines which deliver on complexity and flavour.