Penfolds, Bin 920 Cabernet/Shiraz, 1990

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, Bin 920 Cabernet/Shiraz, 1990

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Don Ditter Optimum Drinking: 2018-2022 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: James Halliday Code: 102406 Fill Level: In neck. Label Quality: Virtually pristine condition, in specific original wooden gift box
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Penfolds' Bin 920 Cabernet/Shiraz 1990 is in virtually pristine condition, in its specific original wooden gift box.

Penfolds Bin 920 continues the special bin tradition of Penfolds to produce an exceptional 'one off' wine from an exceptional vintage. Just like the 1966 Bin 620 and the 1982 Bin 820, the 1990 Bin 920 is a pure expression of Cabernet and Shiraz from Coonawarra. Unique and rare, a must have for Penfolds collectors. Just one bottle available!

Penfolds wine estate was founded by an English doctor (Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold), who migrated to South Australia in the mid-19th Century. Penfold had a firm belief in the medicinal value of port and sherry and began making fortified wine for his parents. Penfold's ethos continued until the 1950s when Jeffrey Penfold tasked winemaker Max Schubert to cater for changing consumer tastes.

Almost single-handedly Schubert (who died in 1994) lifted Australia's wine industry out of mediocrity, and today Peter Gago is the esteemed winemaker in charge in the Barossa Valley.

Reviews

“Deep garnet colored, the nose here is slightly closed to begin and needs a few moments to open, revealing earthy / evolved notes of dried mulberries, figs, tobacco leaf, dried Mediterranean herbs, dusty earth and a hint of aniseed. Medium to full bodied, it is very rich in the mouth with a firm level of grainy tannins, very crisp acid and a good long finish.” Robert Parker

"The colour is almost impenetrable, so deep is it. There is amazingly lush, opulent plummy fruit on the bouquet; the palate has layer upon layer of dark plum, cassis and cherry fruit with equally layered soft and supple tannins running throughout." James Halliday