Penfolds Block 42 Kalimna Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

9.57 ratings on Delectable
$489

Planted around 1888, to visit the Penfolds' Kalimna vineyard is to realize how very special this block of ancient is - it exudes history. A single block 42 wine has only been made from the fruit in 6 vintages: 1953, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1996 and 2004... Very deep garnet-black colored, it offers pronounced menthol and eucalypt notes over warm blackcurrant and spices, with hints of dried roses, lavender and Provence herbs. Solidly structured in the mouth, it has a firm level of chewy tannins and crisp acid with plenty of mid-palate flesh and a long finish. Built to go on and on. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Joe Kaiser

What a baby! Very left bank cabernet representation. Still very tight on the nose. The elements are starting to integrate with, fruit, tannins, & wood, this is a beauty & beast of a wine what a treat! Thanks Rick!

What a baby! Very left bank cabernet representation. Still very tight on the nose. The elements are starting to integrate with, fruit, tannins, & wood, this is a beauty & beast of a wine what a treat! Thanks Rick!

9.2

Buck Williams

From 170yr old Cabernet vines. Pure creme de mint, leather, seamless texture. One of the greatest wines in the world, produced only 4 vintages.

From 170yr old Cabernet vines. Pure creme de mint, leather, seamless texture. One of the greatest wines in the world, produced only 4 vintages.

9.4

DLynn Proctor Delectable Pro

Penfolds Ambassador

Funny, the wine looks a little older than that

Funny, the wine looks a little older than that

9.3