The annual Penfolds Collection is due for release on Thursday, October 19, with some of the coveted bottles featuring a distinctive new design with embossed detail.
Alongside the highly anticipated 2013 Grange (RRP $850) – which is already being touted as being among the winery’s best – is the trio of stellar chardonnays comprising the 2015 Yattarna Chardonnay (RRP $150), 2016 Reserve Bin A Chardonnay (RRP $125) and the 2016 Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay (RRP $45).
New vintages of long-time favourite reds include the 2015 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz (RRP $95), 2015 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon (RRP $95) and 2015 RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz (RRP $200), plus other standouts such as the 2015 Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz (RRP $45).
The 2013 Grange marks the 63rd consecutive release of this iconic wine and follows the much-celebrated 2012 vintage. For full details on the 2017 collection, visit penfolds.com
Four to try
by James Halliday
2013 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange
96% shiraz, 4% cabernet sauvignon from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Magill Estate, matured for 20 months in new American hogsheads. Gloriously, splendiferously complex. There are so many layers of flavour it's labyrinthine... See full tasting note.
RRP $850 | 2053 | Penfolds
2015 Penfolds Bin 144 Yattarna Chardonnay
From Tasmania and the Adelaide Hills, matured for 8 months in French barriques (65% new). A perfect example of the original aim of finding a white wine partner to Grange. Power and stealth... See full tasting note.
RRP $150 | 2025 | Penfolds
2015 Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bright colour; a testament to the formidable skills and experience of the Penfolds winemaking team: five very different regions (Wrattonbully, Coonawarra, Padthaway, McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley) and a Magimix assembly of oak treatments. The bouquet is utterly convincing... See full tasting note.
RRP $95 | 2035 | Penfolds
2015 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz
Matured for 12 months in American hogsheads (32% new). Unapologetically made with the don't fix if it isn't broken aphorism. It is tightly structured, with faultless attention to detail – wheels within wheels stuff, but inexorable in sending its black fruits... See full tasting note.
RRP $95 | 2045 | Penfolds
Next article: Find out James Halliday's favourite vintages of Penfolds Grange.