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Penfolds 1990 vintage

by Tom Cannavan, 10/06

Penfolds was established in 1845, but the year 1951 is just as significant in the Penfolds story, as that is the date when winemaker Max Schubert decided he'd attempt to create Australia's answer to the great wines of Bordeaux. Penfolds St Henri and Grange were born, amongst many experimental bins, that remain some of the flagship wines of Antipodes to this day. Recently, head winemaker Peter Gago (right), led me through a tasting of Penfolds premium wines from the legendary 1990 vintage, including some cult classics like Bins 920 and 90a. What a wonderful opportunity to taste these rare wines.

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