Penfolds Cellar Reserve Merlot is sourced from a single vineyard in the northern end of the Adelaide Hills region and is a unique expression of this grape variety. Mild day temperatures and cooler evenings were ideal ripening conditions and have delivered a very tightly structured Merlot, rich in colour and aroma. This enabled the creation of only the second Penfolds Cellar Reserve Merlot ever released. Matured for a period of 16 months in seasoned French oak barrels, this wine is drinking well at release, and will continue to drink well for many years with careful cellaring.
On this page you can download the vintage release tasting notes and independent critic drinking recommendations, extracted from The Rewards of Patience (seventh edition).
REWARDS OF PATIENCE NOTES