Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon

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Vintage History:


Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignons are an important fragment of the Penfolds story. They are magical wines, steeped in nineteenth-century Barossa Valley heritage, and possess ‘an ethereal dimension and saturated blackness on the palate’. The next release will be dependent on a bit of luck, ideal weather conditions and the right parcels of fruit.
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Origin Block 42 – Kalimna Vineyard, Barossa Valley (SA).
Maturation Fermentation completed in new American oak hogsheads. Approximately 13–18 months maturation in oak (300 litres).
Fermentation Stainless steel tanks with wooden header boards to submerge cap. Daily rack and returns.
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon.
First Vintage 1953.

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Above average winter rainfall led into a promising vintage, which was characterised by mild conditions up until February, followed by hot weather conditions throughout March and April. South Australia fared well and produced wines of elegance and intensity.