2 bottles Available Very Rare Bottling.
Exceptional vintage conditions in the Barossa Valley in 1996 presented Penfolds winemakers with the opportunity to make this one-off, special bin wine in the tradition of the legendary Bin 60A, Bin 7 and Bin 90A. Penfolds Kalimna Block 42 was made from a single block – Block 42 – of the renowned Penfolds Kalimna vineyard, the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Australia. The wine was made from the same 110-year-old patch of vines from which came Max Schubert’s 1953 Grange Cabernet. Penfolds Block 42 is a captivating example of a single block of high-quality Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon, featuring concentrated varietal flavours, complexity of balanced oak and a fine tannin finish. Made from the 1886 vines, all American oak. Opens with a very ripe cassis jam, blackberry, coffee and leather nose with mint, lanolin and pepper. The texture is very ripe and round but extremely supple, perhaps a bit too soft. However, the flavour intensity is fine with blackberry jam, spicy mint, orange rind and tobacco flavours.