2016 Penfolds 111a Shiraz
Shiraz - 750ML
2016 Penfolds 111a Shiraz
  • JS 100
  • WA 100
  • DC 95
  • WS 94

Reg: $1,250.00

$995.00

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Reg: $1,250.00

$995.00

In Stock: 1 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 100
jamessuckling.com, July 2019
This new Special Bin shiraz is stunning and has such wildly deep and dark fruit, in particular very rich dark cherries and plums and plenty of attractively spicy oak on offer here. Intense and packed with youthful fruit...   This new Special Bin shiraz is stunning and has such wildly deep and dark fruit, in particular very rich dark cherries and plums and plenty of attractively spicy oak on offer here. Intense and packed with youthful fruit. There’s an entrancing build of really fine tannin, carrying pure, pristine and deep-set flavors of blackberries and ripe dark cherries. The finish is carried on incredibly long, muscular and velvety tannins. Such power and elegance, really setting a new style. This is exceptional. A glorious new rung at the top of the Australian wine ladder. 51% Clare, 49% Barossa, two single plots blended and matured in French oak for 18 months. Seductively drinkable now, but this will live for decades. Best from 2028.  
WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019
A new addition to the Penfolds lineup, the 2016 Bin 111A Shiraz is a blend of Clare (51%) and Barossa (49%) fruit from vineyards that have previously contributed to Grange. Aged in 100% new French oak, it's a rich...   A new addition to the Penfolds lineup, the 2016 Bin 111A Shiraz is a blend of Clare (51%) and Barossa (49%) fruit from vineyards that have previously contributed to Grange. Aged in 100% new French oak, it's a rich, luxuriously textured wine that's packed with ripe fruit and finely textured tannins. Hints of grilled meat and exotic dried spices accent red raspberries and redcurrants in this full-bodied but exceptionally silky and elegant red that meets the high expectations for such a pricey bottling. - JC  
DC 95
Decanter, July 2019
This brand new Special Bin Shiraz is sourced from fruit which regularly makes it into Grange, from two single-vineyard sites in the Clare (51%) and Barossa (49%) valleys. A new kid on the Penfolds block, it's framed by...   This brand new Special Bin Shiraz is sourced from fruit which regularly makes it into Grange, from two single-vineyard sites in the Clare (51%) and Barossa (49%) valleys. A new kid on the Penfolds block, it's framed by new French oak, and is deep, dark and brooding, with fine spicy aromatics of savoury pepper, liquorice and vanilla. This is followed by a richly chocolatey and concentrated dark berry character wrapped in a firm structure of tightly wound tannins and a fine blade of acidity. A beautifully balanced and well-crafted cross-regional blend, this has a lot of finesse and the potential for substantial ageing.  
WS 94
Wine Spectator, January 2019
Generous and expressive, oozing with blackberry compote, cassis and framboise notes, offering hints of dark chocolate–covered coffee bean and a whisper of dried rose petal. The tannins are sink-your-teeth-into-them dense...   Generous and expressive, oozing with blackberry compote, cassis and framboise notes, offering hints of dark chocolate–covered coffee bean and a whisper of dried rose petal. The tannins are sink-your-teeth-into-them dense but never get in the way of enjoyment. The long finish leaves a wonderful impression. Drink now through 2035. 10 cases imported. — MW  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Shiraz
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

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.