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This wine pays homage to the 1966 Bin 620, a legendary Penfolds show wine from a great Coonawarra vintage. A unique Australian blend - Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz - true to the Penfolds house style and worthy of Special Bin status.
In the 2008 vintage our low yielding Penfolds Coonawarra Blocks 5, 10 & 20 produced superb quality fruit with tremendous flavour definition, allowing the creation of a wine similar in style and stature to the original 1966 Bin 620. Barrel fermentation in new French and American oak has woven all the fruit and oak elements into a wine of impressive depth and complexity. This classically structured, beautifully balanced wine has all the finesse and integrity to develop and evolve for many decades with careful cellaring.