Penfolds celebrates 175 years with Special Bin release

14 October, 2019 by Andy Young

Penfolds is celebrating 175 years of winemaking heritage with the release of a new, rare wine – Special Bin 11A Clare Valley Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016.

Named after the wine’s oak maturation stack number, Special Bin 111A is the first Special Bin blend of Clare Valley and Barossa Valley. The wine is available from select fine wine outlets including Penfolds Cellar Door at RRP $1500 for a 750ml bottle. A 1.5ltr magnum is also available in some regions.

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“Bin 111A is an authentic Penfolds Special Bin, rare and true to the Penfolds ‘House Style’. Special Bins are pathfinding vintages and are only released if they offer something extra, different and unique.

“These wines make a very important statement about Penfolds and they also represent a heritage of curiosity, experimentation and Australian wine making innovation first started by Penfolds 175 years ago,” said Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker.

Special Bin 111A is described as “a superb example of contemporary Penfolds winemaking philosophy; an impressively concentrated wine with balance and character, feasibly destined to become an Australian classic”.

The wine was unveiled last week at a 175th anniversary gala dinner, event held at Penfolds Magill Estate Winery, in front of 100 VIP guests from around the world.