Cellar Reserve

Cellar Reserve Tempranillo 2015

Penfolds Cellar Reserve wines are alternative, limited release wines that explore the innovative boundaries of viticulture, vinification and style.

Cellar Reserve Tempranillo is sourced exclusively from McLaren Vale and is a unique Australian expression of this Spanish grape variety. Displaying typical fruit characteristics of berries, liquorice, spice and nectar, extended maturation in seasoned French oak has added great complexity to the palate.

When To Drink

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking window now - 2024.

Taste Description

Vibrant red.

Scents of tea-smoked duck.  Meaty, gamey, glazed.
Intriguingly, wafts of stone-fruited nectar aromatically set apart from a dollop of chocolate/raspberry (venison) sauce.
No oak to speak of... 

At once, rich & expansive, long, round and glossy.
An amalgam of red fruits and varietal spices.
Ripe, polished tannins – a flash of graphite; a suggestion of knife sharpening -stone/oil.

Technical Information

Origin: McLaren Vale, South Australia. 

Maturation: 16 months in seasoned French oak barriques.

Variety: Tempranillo.


First Vintaged in 2007.