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Penfolds, Block 42 Kalimna, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley, Australia 2004

Penfolds, Block 42 Kalimna, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley, Australia 2004

REVIEWS:
5

5 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Penfolds

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
97.5/100

Penfolds

750ML

£645.00

The 10-acre Block 42 was planted only 30 years after the great 1855 Bordeaux Classification and comprises the oldest plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon continuously produced in the world. The 2004 vintage resulted in beautifully aromatic, perfectly balanced and ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose shows intense blackcurrant, dark chocolate and liquorice aromas. Fine, silky tannins and richly concentrated flavours are in perfect harmony. The sheer volume and weight of fruit explodes across the palate, giving tremendous depth and length. A big Barossa fruit-bomb requiring a hearty meat dish to enjoy with it.

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Product Information

COUNTRY:

Australia

GRAPE:

Cabernet Sauvignon

REGION:

South Australia, Barossa Valley

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2012 - 2035

VINTAGE:

2004

ABV:

13.5%

SKU: 100453 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.

    The 10-acre Block 42 was planted only 30 years after the great 1855 Bordeaux Classification and comprises the oldest plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon continuously produced in the world. The 2004 vintage resulted in beautifully aromatic, perfectly balanced and ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose shows intense blackcurrant, dark chocolate and liquorice aromas. Fine, silky tannins and richly concentrated flavours are in perfect harmony. The sheer volume and weight of fruit explodes across the palate, giving tremendous depth and length. A big Barossa fruit-bomb requiring a hearty meat dish to enjoy with it.

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    CRITIC REVIEWS

    CRITIC SCORE:
    97.5/100

    Bright violet. Jawdroppingly pure bouquet of blackberry, boysenberry, blackcurrant, kirsch, exotic tobacco, graphite and licorice, with a crystalline mineral tone running all the way through. Like liquid velvet in the mouth, showing a stunning melange of dark berry flavors that seem weightless but pack an amazing wallop of flavor. This is only 13.4% alcohol but has the impact of a 17% monster. Finishes on a delicate floral note-and then the blackberry, licorice and candied violet flavors snap back with a vengeance. The finish refuses to die. Penfolds claims that this is one of the oldest plots of cabernet sauvignon on earth, planted in the mid-1880s; the only other bottlings were in 1953 (as Grange Cabernet), 1961, 1963, 1964 and 1996. Remarkable for its concentration, elegance and balance and probably the greatest Australian wine I've been privileged to drink.
    98/100 - Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Tasted July 2006)

    It’s not known exactly when the Kalimna Block 42 was planted but there are suggestions that the vines existed during the latter part of the 19th Century. They could be the oldest Cabernet vines in the world, although the famous Metala Cabernet vineyard in Langhorne Creek was known to have been planted in 1891 so could very well pre-date Kalimna. Regardless, I’ve been there and the vines are truly old. Only very rarely does Penfolds release this as a single vineyard wine, when the Cabernet is so fabulous it can’t possibly be blended. The 2004 Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon was such a vintage. Matured in 100% new American hogsheads for 13 months, it displays a very deep garnet-purple color and profoundly earthy / gamey aromas over black cherry preserves, creme de cassis plus scents of leather, pencil shavings, Mediterranean herbs, black truffles, underbrush and black olives. The elegant, medium-bodied palate is tightly-knit and led by structure with a high level of grainy tannins, very high acid and a long earthy finish. Approachable now, it should continue to evolve and drink to 2025+.
    97/100 - Lisa Perroti-Brown, The Wine Advocate