Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley Block 42 Kalimna 2006

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A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Kalimna Block 42 750ml

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Penfolds Wines:
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

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Snooth User: SUZA
4337815
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/22/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: Stephen Harvey
2207531,449
5.00 5
Vintage: 1996 06/29/2011

This is one of the great Australian Cabernets and only in exceptional vintage years do Penfolds make a Block 42. The wine is still in the primary fruit stage and needs a lot of coaxing to bring out the intense complexity of balck currrent fruit and vanilla tannins This wine will age for at least another 20 years


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Vintage: 2004 11/12/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Kalimna Block 42 750ml




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