Penfolds, Bin 169, 2009

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, Bin 169, 2009

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Wine Style: Bordeaux Inspired Reds Winemaker: Peter Gago Optimum Drinking: 2017-2024 Reviewer Rating: 91 Reviewer: Code: 102312
Estate Notes

Penfolds Bin 169 2009 is fundamentally different to the Bin 707 Cabernet - being a pure expression of fruit from a single region, the Coonawarra, which is synonymous with Australia's greatest Cabernets. It was aged for over a year in French oak.

The origins of the Penfolds estate are set firmly in the medical sphere, and its reputation built up over the course of the 19th century based on the production of wines (often fortified) which were prescribed to patients by Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold who had settled in South Australia from Brighton in 1844.

From the 1940s onwards the focus shifted in favour of producing table wines, and in 1951 the legendary chief winemaker Max Schubert began experimenting with the idea of making a long-lived red wine called Grange. The rest, as they say, is history.


"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Bin 169 Cabernet Sauvignon presents an intensely minty nose with undertones of ripe cassis, eucalyptus, cedar and a touch of herbs. Ripe and expressive in the mouth it has bright acid and medium levels of very fine tannins, it finishes concentrated and long."