Penfolds Winery

BEST of the BEST 2014 | Leisure | International Red Wines: Penfolds 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707

When most wine collectors think of Australia, they think of Penfolds; and when they ponder Penfolds, their thoughts ineluctably drift toward Grange, the label’s flagship wine, which emphasizes Shiraz and was first produced commercially in 1952. Like Grange, Bin 707—which debuted with the 1964 vintage—is sourced from multiple vineyards in multiple regions that include Adelaide […]

Penfolds, Beyond the Grange

Every year on May 1, a line forms outside the cellar door of Penfolds Winery in the South Australia town of Magill for the launch of Penfolds Grange, Australia’s more-than-stellar answer to the best Bordeaux of France. Bottle-aged for five years before being released, Grange is a Shiraz meant to be cellared for decades. The […]

Best of the Best 2012: International Red Wines: Penfolds 2006 Grange

There is little that can be said of Grange, Penfolds’ flagship wine, that has not already been repeated again and again in the commentaries of critics. The brainchild of winemaker Max Schubert, who joined Australia’s most prominent producer in 1931, this consistently magnificent expression of Shiraz made its commercial debut in 1952 and has since […]