A rare commemorative vintage that marks the 170th birthday of Penfolds, taken from Kalimna Block 3C. A very stylish rendition of rich, dark-berried Barossa shiraz with plenty of mocha and spices on the nose, as well as some tar, herbs and plums. Real depth and resonance. The palate is powerfully crafted and delivers an immense statement of concentrated Barossa shiraz fruit. Very long, ripe and deep with plums and blackberries. Sweet vanilla is dusted throughout, and the tannins are brash and juicy in depth. Impressive. Drink in 2016.
Commemorating 170 years of Penfolds and made with grapes from vines around 100 years old, in particular the Kalimna 3C clone, which is a block that almost always makes it into Grange, the deep purple-black colored 2010 Bin 170 Shiraz Kalimna Vineyard Block 3C absolutely “wows” with intense creme de cassis and mocha aromas that are quite meaty and nutty plus accented by some earthy undertones, hints of baking spices, mint and touches of violets. Very concentrated and complex on the medium to full-bodied palate, the firm, fine-grained tannins and vibrant acid lend support to the very rich, long and layered finish. Drink it now to 2025+.
Elegant, expressive and harmonious, with juicy dark berry and plum fruit. The edges are shaded by hints of oatmeal and nutmeg, showing a hint of brown sugar on the long, expressive finish. The layers of richness and the savory character blend seamlessly. Drink now through 2020. 20 cases imported.
A black core with a barely visible purple rim. Classic Kalimna, with trademark red fruits and a familial old-worldliness. Via: juniper and blackberry fruits, and raspberry stick and red liquorice flavourings. And: a carbon black ‘sumpiness’/quince paste amalgam laced with a ferric/formic piquant lift. Also: possibly oak-induced, barrel-fermented eugenol/pink peppercorn/fresh green-tobacco aromatics. Viscous, Velvety, Voluminous. (Editors note: the BOLD V is deliberate) A ‘tannin tsunami’… riding a ripe and even wave across the palate. Oak totally absorbed, allowing blueberry fruits and a black-pudding textural imprint to stake ownership during this phase.
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