2005 Penfolds Cabernet-Shiraz Cellar Reserve
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 93
  • JO 93

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2007
The most distinctive of blends considering the sources is the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon (65%)-Shiraz (35%) "Cellar Reserve." The Cabernet component is sourced from Coonawarra and the Shiraz from Barossa. Opaque purple/black... The most distinctive of blends considering the sources is the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon (65%)-Shiraz (35%) "Cellar Reserve." The Cabernet component is sourced from Coonawarra and the Shiraz from Barossa. Opaque purple/black in color the nose is redolent of pain grille vanilla Asian spices violets black currants and blackberry liqueur. Full-bodied and firm on the palate the wine has excellent depth gobs of ripe fruit and good balance but is an infant developmentally. Give this lengthy blend 8-10 years in the cellar and drink it through 2035. 93+ -Jay Miller
JO 93
Jeremy Oliver - Jeremy Oliver, January 2007
Spicy floral and heady aromas of fresh blackberries blueberries and cedar/dark chocolate/vanilla oak overlie dusty earthy and almost muddy undertones. Rich and substantial its mouthfilling palate of briary blackberry plum... Spicy floral and heady aromas of fresh blackberries blueberries and cedar/dark chocolate/vanilla oak overlie dusty earthy and almost muddy undertones. Rich and substantial its mouthfilling palate of briary blackberry plum and red berry fruits has a jujube-like quality and a racy sour-edged aspect. Framed by firm fine and drying tannins and backed by some assertive new oak it's appealing and at present uncomplicated but right on the style button for the Penfolds customer. Drink 2013-2017.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Vintage 2005

Winery

Penfolds

Penfolds is an iconic Australian wine producer established in 1844 when Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold and his family arrived from England and paid the princely sum of £1,200 for 500 acres of the best land in Magill. He planted French vine cuttings with the intention of producing his own “medicinal tonic” wine.

When he passed away, his wife Mary assumed responsibility for the 60 acres of vines in The Grange Vineyard, which was then producing several varieties. She managed the estate for 25 years, passing it on to her daughter Georgina and son-in-law Thomas Hyland when she retired. The Penfold family continued to operate the business very successfully and retained a controlling interest after the company became public.

Penfolds now has an extensive portfolio that includes the ‘House Style’ collection, numbered-bin releases, special bins, and fortifieds among others. It has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking in Australia and across the world.

Penfolds has earned numerous accolades for its flagship and most iconic wine, Grange, the creation of former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert who aimed to match the finest, aged Bordeaux wines. Initially rejected by Penfolds management, the experiment was kept secret and barrels of wines were hidden behind a fake wall in the tunnels at Magill Estate. With bottle age development, a second tasting was greeted with enthusiasm and production was restarted.

Penfolds vineyards are located primarily in South Australia on prime land throughout the state’s most esteemed viticultural regions. Throughout its history, Penfolds has owned and leased vineyards in addition to sourcing grapes from independent growers. Its grapes are sourced from more than 220 vineyards and grape growers across Australia. This strategy reflects the tradition of multi-vineyard and multi-regional sourcing, first introduced in the 1860s by Mary Penfold, and allows for a consistency of style and quality across vintages, something Penfolds is renowned for.