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2004 Penfold’s ‘Bin 60A’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz

  • Producer
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
  • Region
  • Sub Region
    Barossa Valley, Coonawarra
  • Size

Penfolds Bin 60A Coonawarra Cabernet Kalimna Shiraz 1962 is a legendary Australian wine. The 1962-like vintage conditions in 2004 inspired the Penfolds winemakers to recreate Max Schubert’s great wine.

Exquisite parcels of Bock 20 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Koonunga Hill and Kalimna Vineyard Barossa Shiraz were selected for inclusion into the 2004 Penfolds Bin 60A blend.

Tasting Notes

99+ Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Blended of 56% Coonawarra Cabernet from Block 20 and 44% Barossa Shiraz from Koonunga Hill Block 56G and Kalimna Blocks 4 and 14, the wine was matured in 100% new American oak hogsheads for 13 months. Very deep purple-black in color, it offers restrained notes of game, smoked meat, earth, blackberry and black currant liqueurs, yeast, marmite-toast plus whiffs of dried lavender, cedar and bark. Very crisp, very tight and very firm, this taut medium-bodied wine is still all structure at this stage, going very long and earthy in the finish.

98 Points James Halliday
The Bin 60A is already taking on the colours and texture of a sumptuous tapestry: to try and describe the myriad individual parts is to miss the point. Perfectly structured and balanced, this is a very great wine.

18/20 Jancis Robinson
Koonunga Hill Block 56G & Kalimna 4 and 14. Intense, youthful, purple color! Tangy berries and minty nose. Very good fruit and prevalent oak. Advised to wait, but it is excellent now. Full flavour, layers of fruit, mint, oak, like hitting a flavour tune fork and feeling it reverberate on your palate: zesty and lively and young.


2004 Penfold’s ‘Bin 60A’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz