PENFOLDS 'special bin 60a' Coonawarra Cabernet & Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004 - Rated 100 Points James Suckling  & 99+ Points by The Wine Advocate (Lisa Perotti-Brown)

Bottle No # 05122, of 10,800 Comes In Individual Silver Luxe Penfolds Gift Boxes with felt lining and Penfolds Tissue. Very Rare 900c/s Produced.The 1962 Penfolds Bin 60A, is considered by many to be the greatest Penfolds red too date.This remodel made from the 2004 vintage is sure to be a classic with a 40-50-year drinking window.

The Wine Advocate (Lisa Perotti-Brown) – Rated 99+ Points
2004 Penfolds ‘Bin 60A’ Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz (Coonawarra/Barossa) – “Only 900c/s produced, this is a legendary bottling! The release of the 2004 Bin 60A following the epic 1962 Bin 60A is old news now, but the wine was looking very fine indeed when I tasted it so I thought I’d add a note. Blended of 56% Coonawarra Cabernet from Block 20 and 44% Barossa Shiraz from Koonunga Hill Block 56G and Kalimna Blocks 4 and 14, the wine was matured in 100% new American oak hogsheads for 13 months. Very deep purple-black in color, it offers restrained notes of game, smoked meat, earth, blackberry and black currant liqueurs, yeast, marmite-toast plus whiffs of dried lavender, cedar and bark. Very crisp, very tight and very firm, this taut medium-bodied wine is still all structure at this stage, going very long and earthy in the finish. Give it time and consider broaching it from 2014. It should drink well into the 2030s if not beyond.” Issue # 192 December 2010.

The Rewards Of Patience Seventh Edition – 
“Amazingly youthful considering it’s immense core of primary blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, dark chocolate, coffee notes, perfectly matched oak and waves of firmly, structured mouth coating tannins. It’s fruit presence and sheer persistence are relentless. It will take a lifetime to fully unravel.Like Penfolds Grange the Bin 60A completed fermentation in 100% new oak barriques before assemblage and bottling.”