Cellar Reserve

Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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

Cellar Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from a single-vineyard in the cool-climate region of the Adelaide Hills. Indigenous yeast and the use of French oak has created a Sauvignon Blanc that overtly eschews the typical ‘fruit forward’ Australian style. This wine is at once both complex and intriguing.


Taste Description

Pale gold.

A wine to defy many preconceived ideas held of this varietal – this wine is unique, interesting, challenging and refreshing!
Undeniable notes of curry leaf, nettle and spice (garam masala, cardamom, cinnamon).
Vibrancy and freshness court via exotic fruits – feijoa, green papaya and passionfruit pulp. 

Spicy, textural and complex phenolics achieved via diligent lees stirring.
Definitive structure and background wood spice provide a suggestion of oak tenure.
Feijoa, green papaya and curry leaf provide the integral link between nose and palate. 

When To Drink

Peak drinking window 2017- 2018.

Technical Information

Origin: Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

Maturation: Six months in French oak barriques (18% new, 36% 1-y.o. and 46% seasoned).

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc.

First Vintage: 2014.