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2004 Penfolds Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Penfolds Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon

It’s not known exactly when the Kalimna Block 42 was planted but there are suggestions that the vines were planted in the 1880’s. They could be the oldest Cabernet vines in the world. I’ve been there and the vines are truly old. Only very rarely does Penfolds release this as a single vineyard wine, when the Cabernet is so fabulous it can’t possibly be blended. The 2004 Penfolds Block 42 Cabernet was such a vintage. Matured in 100% new American hogsheads for 13 months, the Penfolds Block 42 displays a very deep garnet-purple color and profoundly earthy / gamey aromas over black cherry preserves, creme de cassis plus scents of leather, pencil shavings, Mediterranean herbs, black truffles, underbrush and black olives. The elegant, medium-bodied palate is tightly-knit and led by structure with a high level of grainy tannins, very high acid and a long earthy finish. Robert Parker 97 Points, Drinking Now – 2045+

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