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Linley craftsmanship for Penfolds Bin 170

Penfolds annual release of its icon and luxury collection is particularly significant this year as the winery celebrates 170 years of winemaking heritage. To commemorate this milestone, this year’s collection includes the rare, one-off, single-block, limited edition 2010 Bin 170 Kalimna Shiraz.

Penfolds commissioned UK cabinet maker David Linley to create a number of bespoke signature cases for the Bin 170, using time-honoured and modern techniques. The resulting Linley for Penfolds collection is an expression of craftsmanship and precision – reflecting the significance and quality of the wine within.

Linley for Penfolds is available from Berry Bros & Rudd, in imperial (6L), magnum (1.5L) and 75cl bottle sizes, with a cost ‘in bond’ of £33,000 for an Imperial, £2,332 for a magnum and £1,992 for a case of three 75cl bottles.

As ever, new stars shine within each release and this year is no exception. The 2009 Grange provides an elegant follow up to the 2008 release, the classic and time-honoured St Henri performs as the superb alternative expression of Shiraz while Yattarna showcases trademark refinement and intensity. But this year’s irrefutable star is the rare, limited edition 2010 Bin 170 Kalimna Shiraz. Created only once before in 1973, Bin 170 is sourced exclusively from old vines planted in the unique soil of Block 3C, Kalimna Vineyard located in the Barossa Valley.

Each wine in the collection is selected for its unique characters, style and qualities befitting to this inimitable collection.

The 2014 icon and luxury release includes: 

2009 Penfolds Grange RRP £500.00;
2010 Bin 170 Kalimna Shiraz (limited edition)  RRP £1,992;
2012 Reserve Bin A Adelaide Hills Chardonnay RRP £70.00;
2011 Penfolds RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz RRP £112.00;
2011 Penfolds Magill Estate Shiraz RRP £92.00;
2010 St Henri Shiraz RRP £65.00;

Peter Gago, Penfolds chief winemaker comments: “This release is witness to the vision, heritage and evolution of Penfolds. It includes the best of the new with treasures of old. The important Bin 170 Kalimna Shiraz in particular is a juxtaposition of ‘older times’ and the contemporary. A befitting wine to commemorate Penfolds intriguing and ever changing 170-year journey.”


17 June 2014 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor