With the 70th consecutive release of its beloved flagship Grange (1951 experimental–2021), Penfolds has announced The Australia Collection 2021. Launching Thursday August 5, this celebration of its uniquely complex and enduring Grange is unveiled alongside an expansive, alluring selection of refined reds and intricate whites. For exclusive prices, member offers and benefits, sign up for Friends of Penfolds.
The new collection offers a family of fine wines that spans five white and red wine vintages, maintaining both the distinctive qualities of past Penfolds releases and a house style revered for its world-renowned innovation. In keeping with Penfolds tradition, these wines will continue to develop and improve for years. They invite wine drinkers of all kinds, from those that prefer youthful vibrancy to others whose tastes ensure the wines in this collection are destined for long life and rewarding maturity.
Meet six wines from the anticipated collection below.
2017 Penfolds Grange
Celebrating its 70th anniversary, it’s the seventh Grange proudly proclaimed as 100% shiraz, crafted utilising fully-ripe, intensely-flavoured and structured shiraz grapes. Maintaining the Grange’s DNA with its multi-regional blending philosophy for an abundantly complex finish.
2019 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz
Often referred to as “Baby Grange”. Fresh and fleshy, distinctly polished and refined, combining the structure of cabernet sauvignon with the richness of shiraz, with its balance of fruit and oak.
2018 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz
A sparing use of cabernet for structure, the St Henri maintains shiraz as its focal point. Rich and plush at youth, and as it ages developing soft, earthy, mocha-like characters. Both a time-honoured and alternative expression of shiraz.
2019 Penfolds Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz
Conceived near the heart of the Barossa Valley, surrounded by the warm air and rich red soils, berthing an honest and transparent arbiter of Barossa shiraz in both quality and style. Twelve months spent in American oak and French oak.
2019 Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz
A showcase of warm-climate Australian shiraz, multi-region, multi-vineyard blend without sacrificing its Barossa Valley identity. Ripe, robust and generously flavoured, described by Peter Gago as “less savoury and more generously fruited” than much of the new collection’s other 2019 vintages.
2020 Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay
Elegant, subtle and charming, with fruit sourced from Tasmania, Piccadilly and Henty for an enlightened blend with an enchanting palate and a rich structure. Elegant and ethereal in its lightness, and may well compete with Penfolds' beloved 2005 Bin 311 vintage.
From the reliably aromatic richness of Grange, made with techniques unaltered in its 70 years of production, to its range of diverse and divine reds and whites, the collection promises a Penfolds release that honours its rich legacy.
To celebrate the Collection, Penfolds is offering you the chance to win the Ultimate Penfolds Experience, a trip for two to the Magill Estate Cellar Door including dinner at Magill Estate Restaurant. Simply spend $1200 in a single transaction between August 5 and August 31 to go into the draw. Visit penfolds.com to learn more and enter.
*This article was produced in partnership with Penfolds.