Huon Hooke has written some notes on each wine and also mentions that the Bin 98 is priced identically to Grange ($950 AUD).
Penfolds Bin 600 Cabernet Shiraz 2018
Made from 78% cabernet, 22% shiraz, all from California—Napa, Sonoma and Paso Robles, in the proportions 45/35/20. The bin number 600 is a nod to the previous name of the Penfolds Camatta Hills vineyard, which was formerly the Creston 600 Ranch. This is where Penfolds planted their first vines in California, back in 1998, with heritage-clone cuttings from the company’s key Barossa Valley vineyard, Kalimna. In addition, Gago says Penfolds also has access to several vineyards that have supplied grapes to the likes of Beaulieu Vineyards, Stag’s Leap and Etude. (AUD $90)
Penfolds Bin 704 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Composed of 88% Napa and 12% Sonoma Valley grapes. The bin number is the mirror of the South Australian cabernet Bin 407, recognising that the two hemispheres can be seen as mirror images of each other. (AUD $120)
Penfolds Bin 149 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
A blend of Napa Valley and South Australian cabernet sauvignon which seeks to enshrine the Penfolds ‘house style’. Why Bin 149? There is some suggestion that that was the price in US dollars! (AUD $220)
Penfolds Quantum Bin 98 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Made from 87% cabernet, 13% shiraz. The Australian grapes are A1 grade fruit from Barossa Valley and Coonawarra. The American cabernet is from Oakville and Diamond Mountain, subregions of the Napa Valley. Says chief winemaker Peter Gago: “It’s very much the Grange philosophy: open fermenters, heading-down boards, into barrel at the end of fermentation (contrary to the traditional Californian technique of long post-fermentation maceration on skins)”. (AUD $950)
https://www.therealreview.com/2021/02/1 ... king-reds/
I expect these will sell in the UK market as well. IIRC Penfolds has a reasonable rep there.
As with all of their offerings (excluding their Bin Chardonnay and Yattarna), I'll pass.
That sounds about right.
Probably for the best.
They had a good run.