1962 Penfolds Bin 60A Coonawarra Cabernet Kalimna Shiraz is a legendary Australian wine. In a world where egos readily clash, it unified wine critics and show judges. 1962 Bin 60A is Penfolds most successful show wine, winning nineteen trophies and thirty-three Gold medals in a relatively short timespan. It was a profound oenological, physical and philosophical achievement for its time. Still fresh and alive, it is a lasting model of Max Schubert’s ground-breaking winemaking practices and ideas of multi-regional and cross-varietal blending. The 1962-like vintage conditions in 2004 inspired the Penfolds winemakers to recreate Max Schubert’s great wine.
||1962: Two-thirds Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Sharam’s Block and Block 20), and one-third Barossa Valley Shiraz (Kalimna Vineyard, original Shiraz blocks). 2004: 56% Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Block 20), 44% Barossa Valley Shiraz (Kalimna Vineyard, Blocks 4 and 14; Koonunga Hill, Block 53G).
||Fermentation completed in new oak. Blending of components took place at Magill. Approximately 15 months’ maturation in American oak hogsheads (300 litres).
||Stainless steel tanks with wooden header boards to submerge cap. Daily rack and returns. The 2004 was vinified at Magill and Nuriootpa. The 1962 was made in its entirety at Magill.
||Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
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||Decanter Magazine (UK) Bin 60A Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 1962
||Wine Spectator Magazine (US) Bin 60A Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 1962