Cellar Reserve

The Cellar Reserve label – established by Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago as an ongoing project – it is a range of alternative, limited release wines that explore the innovative boundaries of viticulture, vinification and style. Whilst creating this range of excitingly different wines, the winemakers add to their existing winemaking knowledge, which will later find expression in wines across the Penfolds range.

Only available through select restaurants, Penfolds Cellar Doors and Global Travel Retail, the range will always be worth seeking out for anyone who appreciates boldness and diversity in their wine.

Select from the list below to download tasting notes for each wine.

Red Wines

Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir
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  • Rewards of Patience Tasting Notes Cellar Reserve Pinot Noir 1997-2011 Tuesday, 01 August 2017 pdf 88 kB Download
Sourced from the Adelaide Hills region, grapes are hand-picked before being sent to Magill Estate for vinification in small open wax-lined fermenters. This premium Pinot Noir was coldsoaked, hand-plunged and underwent natural fermentation prior to maturation in both new and seasoned French oak barriques. It was neither fined nor filtered. Free run only. First created in 1997, this Pinot Noir has generous varietal fruit aromatics and flavour with the structure to reward further careful cellaring.
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  • Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2012 Tuesday, 01 August 2017 pdf 70 kB Download
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Cellar Reserve Barossa Valley Sangiovese
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  • Rewards of Patience Tasting Notes Cellar Reserve Sangiovese 1998-2010 Tuesday, 01 August 2017 pdf 86 kB Download
This Italian variety has adapted extremely well to Australian conditions. The fruit is particularly intense, with small berries, strong colours, deep flavours and slinky, dry tannin structures. Since the first commercial vintage in 1998, the wines have steadily improved in both definition and character.
  • Cellar Reserve Barossa Valley Sangiovese 2014 Wednesday, 05 July 2017 pdf 81 kB Download
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  • Cellar Reserve Barossa Valley Sangiovese 2011 Friday, 28 July 2017 pdf 316 kB Download
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Cellar Reserve Tempranillo
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  • Rewards of Patience Tasting Notes Cellar Reserve Tempranillo 2008-2010 Tuesday, 01 August 2017 pdf 70 kB Download
With fruit sourced exclusively from McLaren Vale, this Tempranillo is a unique, Australian expression of this grape variety. Displaying berry, liquorice, spice and nectar flavours, the 14 months of oak maturation in seasoned and new oak adds great complexity to the palate while pronounced tannins provide a lengthy finish. This fruit driven wine showcases a contemporary reflection of a single-vineyard, single fermentation and single variety.
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  • Cellar Reserve McLaren Vale Tempranillo 2011 Friday, 28 July 2017 pdf 49 kB Download
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Cellar Reserve Kalimna Block 25 Mataro
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  • Rewards of Patience Tasting Notes Cellar Reserve Block 25 Kalimna Mataro 2010 Tuesday, 01 August 2017 pdf 68 kB Download
Only released in 2010, the Cellar Reserve Mataro is entirely sourced from the Penfolds historic Kalimna vineyard in the Barossa Valley. Matured in both seasoned and new American oak for a period of 16 months, this generous wine is a standout from this famous Penfolds block. Whilst drinking well at release, this wine will continue to improve with careful cellaring.
  • Cellar Reserve Block 25 Mataro 2010 Friday, 28 July 2017 pdf 50 kB Download
Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Merlot
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  • Rewards of Patience Tasting Notes Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Merlot 2010 Tuesday, 01 August 2017 pdf 67 kB Download
This 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. 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.
  • Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Merlot 2010 Friday, 28 July 2017 pdf 49 kB Download
Cellar Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
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  • Rewards of Patience Tasting Notes Cellar Reserve Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Tuesday, 01 August 2017 pdf 73 kB Download
Sourced from select parcels of Barossa Valley fruit, including Block 42 and Block 41 cabernet sauvignon. Typically it is opulent in structure with ripe cassis, dark chocolate aromas, chocolatey tannins and underlying savoury new oak. The wines, vinified using classic Penfolds techniques, have a superb lasting quality. The wine was first made in 2005, with subsequent releases in 2006, 2008 & 2010.
  • Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Wednesday, 05 July 2017 pdf 128 kB Download
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  • Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Friday, 28 July 2017 pdf 52 kB Download
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Cellar Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Barossa Valley Shiraz
This Coonawarra Cabernet Barossa Valley Shiraz has only been made once in 2005. This is an archetypal Penfolds wine with stylish ripe fruit aromas with ethereal barrel ferment characters. Flavours are textured and layered - fine tannins interweave with raspberry and other red fruit notes.
  • Cellar Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Barossa Valley Shiraz 2005 Friday, 28 July 2017 pdf 52 kB Download
Cellar Reserve Barossa Valley Grenache
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  • Rewards of Patience Tasting Notes Cellar Reserve BV Grenache 2002 Tuesday, 01 August 2017 pdf 66 kB Download
The Grenache is only made in exceptional vintages for this notoriously capricious varietal. The last one was produced in 2002. Sourced from Barossa Valley bush vines in Marananga the grapes were fermented in stainless steel before spending 11 months in French oak hogsheads. Varietal characters to the fore with plenty of gorgeous red fruit and exotic spice.
  • Cellar Reserve Barossa Valley Grenache 2016 Thursday, 07 December 2017 pdf 78 kB Download
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White Wines

Cellar Reserve Semillon
Sourced from two vineyards in the cool climate Adelaide Hills, the 2012 vintage was the inaugural release of this varietal under the Cellar Reserve range. This wine is clean, crisp and refreshing, ideally served not too cold but just chilled to release the delicate aromas and wonderful elegance of this iconic Australian variety.
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Cellar Reserve Pinot Gris
The grapes for this Pinot Gris are mostly sourced from the Adelaide Hills, with some small parcels from Eden Valley. The wine is fermented in 75% stainless steel and 25% seasoned French oak barriques. The palate shows a balanced mouth-watering, chalk-like acidity.
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Cellar Reserve Traminer
Sourced from Penfolds high altitude Woodbury vineyard in the Eden Valley. Planted in the early 1970's, the vines are hand pruned to achieve low cropping canopies that yield grapes with intense fruit flavour. Partial fermentation in seasoned French oak barriques adds complexity to the highly perfumed nose. Mouth-watering crisp, mineral acid with a lovely textural element to finish. A wine with wonderful balance between sweetness and acidity.
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Cellar Reserve Viognier
Sourced from the Barossa Valley, this Cellar Reserve Viognier has aromatics of frangipani and fresh apricot with an accompanying rich, mouth-filling lusciousness. Stopping the fermentation process, the Viognier is left with residual sugar to produce a sweet, dessert wine style.
  • Cellar Reserve Viognier 2016 Wednesday, 05 July 2017 pdf 59 kB Download
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Cellar Reserve Chardonnay
This Cellar Reserve Chardonnay is sourced from the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. Meticulous vineyard selection ensures the highest quality of fruit is selected. Careful monitoring of barrel maturation and lees stirring produces a wine of great flavour intensity, structure and textural mouth-feel.
  • Cellar Reserve Chardonnay 2015 Wednesday, 05 July 2017 pdf 77 kB Download
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