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Penfolds Bin 60A Coonawarra Cabernet Kalimna Shiraz 1962 is a legendary Australian wine. The 1962-like vintage conditions in 2004 inspired the Penfolds winemakers to recreate Max Schubert’s great wine.
Exquisite parcels of Bock 20 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Koonunga Hill and Kalimna Vineyard Barossa Shiraz were selected for inclusion into the 2004 Penfolds Bin 60A blend.
Penfolds Bin 60A Coonawarra Cabernet Kalimna Shiraz 1962 is a legendary Australian wine. In a world where egos readily clash, it unified wine critics and show judges.
It is Penfolds most successful show wine, winning nineteen trophies and thirty-three Gold medals in a relatively short timespan. It was a profound oenological, physical and philosophical achievement for its time. Still fresh and alive, it is a lasting model of Max Schubert’s ground-breaking winemaking practices and ideas of multi-regional and cross-varietal blending.
Deep in colour.
This youthful, elemental wine shows a miraculous overlapping of aromas and flavours.
The regional characters of both Coonawarra and the Barossa Valley are finely poised.
The highly perfumed, chamomile/violet/mocha aromas, immense concentration, savoury flavours and classically structured palate are in superb balance. This beautifully defined, cross-regional/varietal with its meaty nuanced and fine-grained tannins will continue to evolve in the cellar for decades.
Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From Coonawarra and Barossa Valley.
Maturation: Fermentation was completed in medium toast, new 300L oak hogsheads, followed by 13 months barrel fermentation.
Variety: Block 20 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvingon (56%) and Kalimna Blocks 4 & 14, Koonunga Hill Block 53G Shiraz (44%).
Above average winter rainfall led into a promising vintage, which was characterised by mild conditions up until February, followed by hot weather conditions throughout March and April.
South Australia fared well and produced wines of elegance and intensity.
# 7 - '100 Wines To Try Before You Die': Decanter Magazine (UK) Bin 60A Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 1962
100 points: Wine Spectator Magazine (US) Bin 60A Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 1962