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Superblend 802A Cabernet Shiraz 2018 with Giftbox

Superblend 802A Cabernet Shiraz 2018 with Giftbox

Limited Editions

Superblend 802A Cabernet Shiraz 2018 with Giftbox

One Superblend. Two Interpretations. Superblend 802.A and Superblend 802.B represent two unique interpretations of the iconic Australian blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz, sourced from unique parcels destined for Penfolds flagships.

The Superblend 802.A components were aged separately in new American oak hogsheads for 22 months prior to being blended. The cabernet sauvignon makes its structural presence felt comprising 68% of the blend, while the 32% shiraz contribution adds generosity. Unashamedly bold, immediately Penfolds.

Varietal
Cabernet Shiraz
Cabernet Shiraz
Volume
750mL
750mL
Drinking Window
2025 – 2055
2025 – 2055
Awards
99 Points - Livets Goda Magazine
98 Points - James Halliday
98 Points - Tyson Stelzer
97 Points - Andrew Caillard
96 Points - Josh Raynolds
2018 Penfolds Superblend 802.A with Gift Box
Superblend 802A Cabernet Shiraz 2018 with Giftbox
Ground Shipping Included
$700.00
Price
$700.00
2018 Penfolds Superblend 802.A with Gift Box

Limited Editions

Superblend 802A Cabernet Shiraz 2018 with Giftbox

One Superblend. Two Interpretations. Superblend 802.A and Superblend 802.B represent two unique interpretations of the iconic Australian blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz, sourced from unique parcels destined for Penfolds flagships.

The Superblend 802.A components were aged separately in new American oak hogsheads for 22 months prior to being blended. The cabernet sauvignon makes its structural presence felt comprising 68% of the blend, while the 32% shiraz contribution adds generosity. Unashamedly bold, immediately Penfolds.

Superblend 802A Cabernet Shiraz 2018 with Giftbox
Ground Shipping Included
$700.00
Price
$700.00
Varietal
Cabernet Shiraz
Cabernet Shiraz
Volume
750mL
750mL
Drinking Window
2025 – 2055
2025 – 2055
Awards
99 Points - Livets Goda Magazine
98 Points - James Halliday
98 Points - Tyson Stelzer
97 Points - Andrew Caillard
96 Points - Josh Raynolds

Taste Description

Taste Description

Superblend 802A Cabernet Shiraz 2018 with Giftbox

Colour

Dark, deep crimson red

Nose

Formic and familial ... barrel ferment, stylish oak, Penfolds.An oscillation between bursts of sweetened crème brûlée crust and a savoury jus reduction.Scents of cola nut, star anise and curry leaf add to the complexity of the majestic aromatic offer.Oak? Deftly dovetailed!

Palate

Full-bodied and generous.A compote of blood plum, fig and goji berries.The oscillation noted above now manifested as a sweet buttered/toffeed glaze sitting alongside a roasted reduction avec tomato oil. Malleable and chunky/grippy tannins.A detection of malt and the faintest suggestion of polished timber (mahogany) possibly reflective of a 22-month slumber in 100% new oak? Unashamedly bold.

Vintage conditions

2018 Vintage

Winter started relatively dry with increased rainfall occurring in the second half. The Barossa Valley vines entered the growing season with healthy soil moisture profiles well down into the root-zone. Spring was warm and dry encouraging an early start to the growing season. A spell of cooler weather around budburst slowed vine phenology yet climatic conditions for flowering and fruit-set were optimal in all regions. Prevailing conditions favoured the growth of protective vine canopies. Summer was warm, with the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra regions all experiencing heat spells greater than 35°C in January coupled with below-average rainfall. The warm weather delayed veraison by a few weeks, a pattern also reflected in Wrattonbully and Robe. A very dry finish to summer coupled with an unseasonably warm autumn ensured both shiraz and cabernet sauvignon achieved ample ripeness with exceptional flavour and intensity.

Grape variety
68% Cabernet, 32% Shiraz
68% Cabernet, 32% Shiraz
wine analysis
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.58
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.58
Maturation
22 months in American oak hogsheads (100% new)
22 months in American oak hogsheads (100% new)
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