The Penfolds Collection 2018 was launched at an exclusive event in Bangkok last week with much fanfare and celebration, hosted by Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago.
While the whole collection is an assortment of the best of Australian wines, the real shining star of the launch was the 64th consecutive debut of Grange. The 2014 vintage is already living up to its reputation, garnering critical acclaim around the world – notably from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate which awarded it 98/100, describing the wine as “rich, concentrated, and intense”. Expect primary fruits and stylish oak on the nose, while the palate is balanced, savoury and also oaky, with a long and lingering finish.
Aside from the 2014 Grange, the rest of the collection includes: 2016 Yattarna, 2016 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz, 2016 Magill Estate Shiraz, 2015 St Henri, 2017 Reserve Bin A Chardonnay, 2016 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, 2016 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz, 2016 Kalimna® Bin 28 Shiraz, 2016 Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz, 2016 Bin 138 Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache Mataro, 2017 Bin 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, 2017 Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay, 2018 Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling.
Certain wines of the Penfolds Collection 2018 are available at select fine wine stores in Malaysia. The 2014 Grange is listed with a RRP of RM3,694.90. For more information visit www.penfolds.com.