Penfolds Cellar Reserve Merlot is sourced from a single vineyard in the northern end of the Adelaide Hills region and is a unique expression of this grape variety. Mild day temperatures and cooler evenings were ideal ripening conditions and have delivered a very tightly structured Merlot, rich in colour and aroma. This enabled the creation of only the second Penfolds Cellar Reserve Merlot ever released. Matured for a period of 16 months in seasoned French oak barrels, this wine is drinking well at release, and will continue to drink well for many years with careful cellaring.
||Adelaide Hills (SA).
||11 months in older French hogsheads.
||Open headed-down fermenters.