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For 175 years, Penfolds has been grounded in experimentation, curiosity and uncompromising quality. This foundation has driven us since the very beginning and with each generation of custodians it is celebrated.
The Esteemed Creator, a tribute to Chief Winemaker Max Schubert (1948 – 1975): Max Schubert is one of our most esteemed creators and our first Chief Winemaker. Max crafted a dynasty of wines and became the driving force behind some of Penfolds greatest achievements, still celebrated to this day. This wine is a quintessential Australian blend and a celebration of the pioneering winemaking style Max created.
Deep black core with a magenta rim.
Aromas of roasted beef, fried sage leaves and rosemary.
Higher notes of dark chocolate, dry roasted almonds, orange liqueur crème anglaise rise … pulling you further in.
At first … the evenly balanced silty tannins drawing to graphite and cacao powder, creating a mouth coating texture across the palate.
Then … the balanced fruit flavours of blackberry and black fig coalesce with the savoury notes of cola nut and mustard leaf.
Finally … lifted chocolate panatone, candied peel and chocolate petite fours round out the harmony of this regional and varietal alignment.
Origin: Barossa Valley and Coonawarra , South Australia.
Maturation:16 months 100% new American Oak.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 7.1 g/L, pH: 3.64
Variety: Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.