Penfolds Bin 170 Shiraz 2010

In 1973, Penfolds crafted an experimental Bin 170 sourced entirely from the nineteenth-century Kalimna Vineyard in the Barossa Valley. 100% Shiraz, all of the grapes were picked from Block 3C – a venerated parcel that is often included in the Grange blend. In 2010, the Penfolds winemakers kept Block 3C separate, realising they had the potential to re-create a Penfolds classic.

“A Kalimna Monopole, an enigma last crafted and captured in bottle four decades ago, in 1973.”  “Watch this unblended and pure Block 3C offering reluctantly ‘unravel’ over hours. Decompress via a decant!”  “From the ancient soils of Kalimna a juxtaposition of ‘older times’ and the contemporary. How to define such a wine?! A befitting wine to commemorate Penfolds intriguing and everchanging 170 years.” – PETER GAGO, PENFOLDS CHIEF WINEMAKER.

$2,500.00 each

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Enjoy now or to 2055 (well past Penfolds 200th anniversary).


Classic Kalimna, with trademark red fruits and a familial old-worldliness. Via: juniper and blackberry fruits, and raspberry stick and red liquorice flavourings. And: a carbon black ‘sumpiness’/quince paste amalgam laced with a ferric/formic piquant lift. Also: possibly oak-induced, barrel-fermented eugenol/pink peppercorn/fresh.


Viscous, Velvety, Voluminous. (Editors note: the BOLD V is deliberate). A ‘tannin tsunami’… riding a ripe and even wave across the palate. Oak totally absorbed, allowing blueberry fruits and a black-pudding textural imprint to stake ownership during this phase. An energetic tension impatiently awaiting to be… unleashed, tamed?! Commands attention, requests little, appreciates your patience.

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Penfolds Bin 170 Shiraz 2010
$2,500.00 each