A new, rare wine from the 2016 vintage to honour 175 years of innovative winemaking.

This year Penfolds celebrates 175 years of innovative winemaking.  To honour this milestone, we are proud to unveil a new, rare wine from the 2016 vintage - Special Bin 111A Clare Valley Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016.

Following in the footsteps of the fabled 1962 Bin 60A, perhaps our most renowned Special Bin, the new release has been awarded a perfect 100-point score from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 

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"Penfolds Special Bin 111A Clare Valley Barossa Valley Shiraz is an altogether new style.

At once ‘Special’ – aromatically, structurally, texturally, cerebrally.

Shiraz dressed differently."

Peter Gago

Penfolds Chief Winemaker

About Penfolds Special Bins

Our Special Bin wines represent the pinnacle of winemaking endeavour, using only the most exceptional fruit parcels from the very best regions.

Only released if we believe that they offer something extra, different and unique.

  • Penfolds Bin 111A Shiraz Bottle
  • Botanic Vineyard Clare Valley
  • Gersch Vineyard Barossa Valley
  • Penfolds Special Bins

Two great regions

Named after the wine’s oak maturation stack number, Special Bin 111A is the first Special Bin blend of Clare Valley and Barossa Valley.  Grapes were carefully selected from the Botanic Vineyard in Clare Valley and the Gersch Vineyard in Barossa, South Australia. Botanic Vineyard fruit has been included in five of the last six Grange blends. The Botanic Vineyard lies between Auburn and Leasingham at the southern end of Clare Valley.  In 2020, the Gersch Vineyard in North-Western Barossa Valley will commemorate a centenary of supplying grapes to Penfolds. Gersch Vineyard fruit has been included in four of the last ten Grange blends.

Together they create something beguiling, beautiful and different.