Peter Gago presents The Penfolds Collection 2015

28 September 2015

Penfolds chief winemaker Peter Gago presented a preview of The Penfolds Collection 2015 in London today.

The final wine, and culmination of the tasting was, of course, Grange. The 2011 vintage on show today was by no means an easy one, though. As Gago puts it: 'Is this one of the best Granges ever? No. Is this one of the finest reds from the South Australian 2011 vintage? Yes.'

It had very minimal oak in evidence, but no shortage of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, along with a herbal, almost-minty note. A silky, dignified wine, with some earthy cocoa notes too.

Other highlights  from the tasting included the elegant Magill Estate Shiraz 2013, and the classic St Henri SHiraz 2012, not to mention Bin 169 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, a wine that'll continue to develop for quite some time.

The 2011 Penfolds Grange will be accompanied by a musical score written by David Hirschfelder, an acclaimed composer.

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