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1996 Penfolds Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet

Barossa ValleyRedAustralianHighly RecommendPrivate Cellar

$ 990.00 AUD


Exceptional vintage conditions in the Barossa Valley in 1996 presented Penfolds winemakers with the opportunity to make this one-off, special bin wine in the tradition of the legendary Bin 60A, Bin 7 and Bin 90A. Penfolds Kalimna Block 42 was made from a single block - Block 42 - of the renowned Penfolds Kalimna vineyard, the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Australia. The wine was made from the same 110-year-old patch of vines from which came Max Schubert's 1953 Grange Cabernet. Penfolds Block 42 is a captivating example of a single block of high-quality Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon, featuring concentrated varietal flavours, complexity of balanced oak and a fine tannin finish.

Region - Barossa Valley

Type - Red

Year - 1996

Winery - Penfolds Private Collection

Grape - Cabernet Sauvignon

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Dense plum red. Compelling savoury and spicy notes of ginger, nutmeg and cardamom interwoven with carob/ dark chocolate flavours against a background of lightly charred, cedary oak.Archetypical Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, perfectly balanced and integrated with no rough edges. Concentrated fruits of blackcurrant and dark plum merge into the chocolate and liquorice spectrum. Hints of black olive and mineral elements.

Wine descriptors

Big and Rich, Captivating and Complex, For the Cellar, Juicy and Fruity, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Dark Berries, Plum

Other aromas & flavour

Chocolate, Earth, Meaty, Minerality, Oak, Spices

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Red Meat







Spicy Foods

Cured Meats


The Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon

A red grape variety that is responsible for the most expensive wines on the planet...some fetching over $100, 000 per bottle!!! It is also the worlds most popular style of wine and produces age worthy and concentrated expressions that show notes of potpourri, cassis, black cherry, blackberry, mulberry, raspberry, leafy herbals, green pepper, baking spices, charcoal, graphite and cedar. Most famous for the first growth wines from the Left Bank in Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon is often used as a primary variety for red blends designed to last decades and is a must have style for any serious collector.

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