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Penfolds, Bin 170 Kalmina Block 3C, Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia 2010

Penfolds, Bin 170 Kalmina Block 3C, Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia 2010

REVIEWS:
5

5 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Penfolds

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
97/100

Penfolds

750ML

£900.00

In 1973, Penfolds crafted an experimental Bin 170 sourced entirely from the nineteenth-century Kalimna Vineyard in the Barossa Valley. 100% Shiraz, all of the grapes were picked from Block 3C – a venerated parcel that is often included in the Grange blend. In 2010, the Penfolds winemakers kept Block 3C separate, realising they had the potential to re-create a Penfolds classic.

A trademark red-fruited, almost old word nose with aromas of raspberry, red liquorice and blackberry. The palate has a rich core of fruit with top notes of peppercorn, iron fillings and vanilla. A tidal wave of ripe tannin and vivacious acidity washes over the palate all building to a crescendo before dissapating leaving a pure and fruit-driven finish.

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Product Information

COUNTRY:

Australia

GRAPE:

Syrah / Shiraz

REGION:

South Australia, Barossa Valley

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2020 - 2050

VINTAGE:

2010

ABV:

14.5%

SKU: 100455 Category: Tags: , ,

    Description

    The success of Penfolds has been driven by the generations of visionaries and innovators. From the beginning in 1844 to today, the merging of science, art and innovation has driven Penfolds to become one of Australia’s most famed and respected winemakers. However, Max Schubert is the real architect of Penfolds success. In spite of being instructed to ignore his new Grange project, Max perceviered and ultimately it proved to become the most iconic Australian wine available. Grange is the wine that catapulted Penfolds to where it is today, the most known and celebrated name in Australian wine.

    In 1973, Penfolds crafted an experimental Bin 170 sourced entirely from the nineteenth-century Kalimna Vineyard in the Barossa Valley. 100% Shiraz, all of the grapes were picked from Block 3C – a venerated parcel that is often included in the Grange blend. In 2010, the Penfolds winemakers kept Block 3C separate, realising they had the potential to re-create a Penfolds classic.

    A trademark red-fruited, almost old word nose with aromas of raspberry, red liquorice and blackberry. The palate has a rich core of fruit with top notes of peppercorn, iron fillings and vanilla. A tidal wave of ripe tannin and vivacious acidity washes over the palate all building to a crescendo before dissapating leaving a pure and fruit-driven finish.

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    CRITIC REVIEWS

    CRITIC SCORE:
    97/100

    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.
    98/100 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

    Glass-staining purple. Heady floral, spicy aromas of black raspberry, cherry-cola and mocha, with notes of licorice and vanilla adding depth. Sappy, palate-coating dark fruit liqueur and floral pastille flavors show an alluring sweetness and seamless texture, gaining weight as well as energy and smokiness with air. Sweet and lively for its sheer mass, with a wallop of sweet oak and blue fruits dominating the wonderfully long, youthfully tannic finish. Not much of this to go around, and it ain't cheap.
    96/100 - Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Tasted July 2014)