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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. As we mark our 175th year, Penfolds honours those who defined our history.
Ray Beckwith was a scientific genius who revolutionised Australian winemaking. From 1935 to 1973 Penfolds was his laboratory, where he was instrumental in the development of our leading red wines. His greatest discovery was the use of PH technology to prevent wine from spoiling. This wine bears all the hallmarks of Cabernet Sauvignon, with classic savoury notes supported by well-handled oak and supple tannins. An experiment of which Ray would approve.
Lustrous dark red with a deeper, darker core .
Overlaid aromas of soy, star anise and sweet plum sauce.
Followed on by ground fennel seeds and polished cedar … an oak influence?
Put simply; round, subtle and complete.
Dark wild berry compote, dark chocolate and sweet tobacco are bountiful.
All while the glossy tannins and opulent fruit weight are superbly balance in this cabernet expression.
Origin: Multi-region blend, South Australia.
Maturation: French oak (10% new) and seasoned American oak
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 14.0%, Acidity: 6.4 g/L, pH: 3.64
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.