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2019 Bin 169 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Bin 169 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

The Penfolds Collection

2019 Bin 169 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Created to reflect a contemporary winemaking approach, emphasising both regionality and maturation of cabernet sauvignon in fine grained French oak. A style that is immediately Penfolds, whilst simultaneously illustrative of its ongoing search for diversity and style separation. A classic reflection of the region and a testament of Penfolds longstanding commitment to the vineyards of Coonawarra.
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2019
2019
Volume
750mL
750mL
Drinking Window
2025-2050
2025-2050
Awards
98 Points - Tony Love
97+ Points - Erin Larkin, Robert Parkers Wine Advocate
97 Points - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com
95 Points - David Sly, Decanter Magazine
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2019 Bin 169 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
$350.00
Price
$350.00
$4,200.00
Price
$4,200.00

This wine is imported from Australia. State import laws allow us to ship this wine to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN and WV.

“ A very different disposition to all other Penfolds 2019 offerings – this vintage release certainly speaks selectively and sensitively to this region’s soils and climate.”
- Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

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The Penfolds Collection

2019 Bin 169 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Created to reflect a contemporary winemaking approach, emphasising both regionality and maturation of cabernet sauvignon in fine grained French oak. A style that is immediately Penfolds, whilst simultaneously illustrative of its ongoing search for diversity and style separation. A classic reflection of the region and a testament of Penfolds longstanding commitment to the vineyards of Coonawarra.
2019 Bin 169 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
$350.00
Price
$350.00
$4,200.00
Price
$4,200.00

This wine is imported from Australia. State import laws allow us to ship this wine to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN and WV.

Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2019
2019
Volume
750mL
750mL
Drinking Window
2025-2050
2025-2050
Awards
98 Points - Tony Love
97+ Points - Erin Larkin, Robert Parkers Wine Advocate
97 Points - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com
95 Points - David Sly, Decanter Magazine

Taste Description

Taste Description

2019 Bin 169 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Colour

Garnet/cherry red.

Nose

Lifted and aromatic. Venture closer …
Beckoned by summer pudding red ripe fruits with a vapour spray of red raspberry jelly crystals, inducing childhood red frogs memories.
Courted by sage and bay leaf, and no doubt French oak, cinnamon and nutmeg spiced derivatives. Reminded very quickly of Coonawarra parentage by an ascent of ferric rust and brambled cabernet varietal mnemonics. Conceded aromatic captivation must be duly followed by a sip and ingestion…!

Palate

Tight, fine and focussed. At this stage pre-release, much still to be resolved in bottle, yet fruits are immediately and brazenly revealed – red mulberry, red plums, persimmon. Endowed with a statuesque framework and definition yet leaving flavours alone… a touch of vanillin bean and Coonawarra red brick dust and chalkiness, and dare we say – limestone! Racy acidity needs to settle (as it will), yet the tannins are already relaxed – fine and silky … elongating ever so intriguingly on the back palate. Patience required, as is more often than not the want of Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon!

Vintage conditions

Coonawarra enjoyed winter rainfall 22% above the long-term average which set the vines up with good soil moisture profiles for the growing season. Spring temperatures were average to slightly above average, although September was the coolest month recording two sub 0° C events that saw our frost fans spinning into action. Spring and summer were very dry with only 76% of the long-term average rainfall recorded. Flowering to fruit set was long, taking 20 days for cabernet sauvignon. Coonawarra experienced 20 days of temperature greater than 35°C during the months of December to March. There was no significant crop loss due to heat and vine canopies remained in excellent condition through to the end of harvest. The proximity of the Great Southern Ocean mitigated the warm weather, with cooler nights providing respite and allowing for good flavour development. Cool and dry conditions in April were ideal to complete ripening with an orderly harvest delivering slightly below average yields of excellent quality grapes.

The Bin 169 Story

In 2008, we decided to add a contemporary regional stablemate to the collection, a partner to the revered multi-regional Bin 707. Sourced from some of the same revered blocks as Max Schubert’s original 1973 Bin 169 Coonawarra Claret. A contemporary alternative to Bin 707 with a strong regional imprint. A sibling to RWT and a twin to Bin 150. This gorgeously scented and richly concentrated wine is steeped in the origins of our modern winemaking traditions. It was not made in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

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