Penfolds Bin 60A Cabernet Shiraz 2004 (1500ml)
Penfolds Bin 60A Cabernet Shiraz 2004 (1500ml)

Penfolds Bin 60A Cabernet Shiraz 2004 (1500ml)

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Coonawarra & Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvingon (56%), Shiraz (44%)

Closure: Cork

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Penfolds Bin 60A Cabernet Shiraz 2004 (1500ml)

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Producer: Penfolds

Country: Australia

Region: Multi Regional SA

Vintage: 2004

Critic Score: 99

Alcohol: 13.5%

Size: 1500 ml

Drink by: 2080

Rich and massively full, fruit sweet and decadent in the mouth. Majestic. Enormous length. Great wine indeed - Huon Hooke

Penfolds Rewards of Patience tasting panel 2021 - 5/5 rating

The 1962 Penfolds Bin 60A Cabernet Shiraz is a legendary Australian wine. It was made by Max Schubert after his Bordeaux odyssey, and agreed by all those who have tasted it to be the greatest wine Penfolds has ever made. It is also Penfolds most successful show wine, winning 19 trophies and 33 gold medals; and was the only non-French wine to make Decanter Magazine's top ten list of 'Wines to Try Before You Die'. James Halliday gave the ultimate tasting note; "An utterly superb wine, a glorious freak of nature and man; ethereal and beguiling, yet the palate is virtually endless, with a peacock's tale stolen from the very greatest of Burgundies; the fruit sweetness perfectly offset by acidity rather than VA. The 100 point dry red? Why not!"

The 1962-like vintage conditions in 2004 inspired the winemakers at Penfolds to recreate this legendary wine. It shows an incredible sense of heritage and perspective,  to wait 42 years to try and make a second bottling. 

The 2004 Bin 60A Cabernet Shiraz is a blend of 56% cabernet sauvignon from Block 20 in Coonawarra and 44% shiraz from  Kalimna Blocks 4 & 14 and Koonunga Hill Block 53G in the Barossa Valley. Fermentation was completed in medium toast, new 300L oak hogsheads, followed by 13 months barrel fermentation.

"I tasted this wine a week after it had been bottled, and still find it difficult to believe that I had seen it at its worst. The Bin 60A is already taking on the colours and texture of a sumptuous tapestry: to try to describe the myriad individual parts is to miss the point. Perfectly structured and balanced, this is a very great wine. Will it be better than the 1962 60A? Sadly, I don't fancy my chances of being around to answer the question in 30 years."  James Halliday

"Exquisite parcels of Block 20 Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon, Koonunga Hill and Kalimna Vineyard Barossa shiraz were identified and separately vinified at Magill and Nuriootpa in open and closed headed down fermenters. Towards dryness, the wine was racked into 100% new oak where the wine completed fermentation. After malolactic fermentation individual components were classified and then selected for inclusion into the 2004 Penfolds Bin 60A blend.

Deep in colour, this youthful elemental wine shows a miraculous overlapping of aromas and flavours. The regional characters of both Coonawarra and the Barossa Valley are finely poised. The highly perfumed chamomile/violet/mocha aromas, immense concentration, savoury flavours and classically structured palate are in superb balance. This beautifully defined cross-regional/varietal with its meaty nuances and fine-grained tannins will continue to evolve in the cellar for decades.Penfolds

"The 2004 Bin 60A is destined to become one of Penfolds great special Bin releases. The restraint, pure fruit and elegance of 2004 Block 20 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is complimented by the power and richness of the 2004 Kalimna and Koonunga Hill Barossa Shiraz. Barrel fermentation in oak has woven all the fruit and oak elements into a wine of immense generosity, depth and complexity. This classically structured, beautifully balanced wine has all the finesse and integrity to develop and evolve in the cellar for many decades."  Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief winemaker

Wine region map of South Australia

South Australia

South Australian is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. It is home to more than 900 wineries across 18 wine regions. The regions are Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Plains, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Currency Creek, Eden Valley, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Mount Benson, Mount Gambier, Padthaway, Riverland, Robe, Southern Fleurieu, Southern Flinders Ranges and Wrattonbully.

Many of the well-known names in the South Australian wine industry established their first vineyards in the late 1830s and early 1840s. The first vines in McLaren Vale were planted at Reynella in 1839 and Penfold's established Magill Estate on the outskirts of Adelaide in 1844.

South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the State to be able to produce a range of grape varieties - from cool climate Riesling in the Clare and Eden Vallies to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Two of Australia's best-known wines, Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace, are produced here. There is much to discover in South Australia for the wine lover.