Penfolds Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2022


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McLaren Vale, Australia
92 points


Penfolds Cellar Reserve wines are alternative, limited release wines that explore the innovative boundaries of viticulture, vinification and style. It is only in exceptional vintages that we release a Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2021 vintage is a modern interpretation of this great and noble varietal, showcasing the tangible benefit of blending across complimentary regions. Large format French oak puncheons have been used to mature the blend, providing an alluring framework for the generous, varietally pure fruit.

Near long-term average rainfall in winter and spring provided good soil moisture profiles and encouraged canopy development, while helping to mitigated frost risk. Spring was warmer than average, with some welcome rain during September and October. From November to harvest it was generally dry and warm, with a peak temperature of 38.2°C recorded in McLaren Vale on the 27th of November. Mild weather mostly prevailed over the summer months with only one hot spell in January. Three consecutive days of rain in early February freshened up the vines in readiness for veraison. Mild conditions from February to April were near perfect for slow and steady ripening of cabernet sauvignon grapes to their fullest potential.


92 points
Wine Orbit

A lovely expression of the variety, showing blackcurrant, subtle tobacco, almond and rich floral aromas, leading to a medium-full-bodied palate offering succulent fruit flavours with finely infused tannins, finishing persistent and pleasingly dry.


Screw cap
Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2036
Food pairing
Beef and Venison

Tasting Profile

Complexing aromatics. Cassis, olive brine and satsuma plum. Greek herbs of oregano, rosemary and fennel seed. French patisseries, vanilla sponge. Cedar oak. Sea mist/sea spray. Bracken scrub. Samphire. Seaweed-umami.
Distinctly cabernet. Tight, succulent palate. Cranberry, redcurrant and goji berries. Gravelly texture, light dusting of cocoa powder. Toasty oak shining through - crème brûlée and nougat. Very polished and approachable.

Penfolds Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

Penfolds Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

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