The wine is the first Special Bin label for almost a decade, as they are only released if ‘they offer something extra, different and unique,’ according to Penfolds.
Bin 111A is sourced from fruit which regularly makes it into Grange, from two single-vineyard sites in the Clare and Barossa valleys. It is the first Special Bin blend of Clare Valley and Barossa Valley fruit.
The wine was officially unveiled at a celebratory 175th anniversary dinner at the Penfolds Magill Estate.
‘The reveal of Special Bin 111A Clare Valley / Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016 created a moment I’m sure will be remembered for years to come,’ said Peter Gago, Penfolds chief winemaker.
‘We await the next 175 years – the journey continues, and it’s a privilege to witness its progression’.
‘This year of celebration has been filled with many significant moments – the launch of three 2012 Thiénot x Penfolds Champagnes, The Apothecaries 175th Dinner for European trade & media in London, tastings for Rewards of Patience (Ed VIII), and the release of The Penfolds Collection 2019.’
First taste: Penfolds Bin 111A Clare Valley Shiraz 2016