The creation of this limited release cabernet shiraz began in a quest to create something real, different, and aspiringly lofty, together with our trusted partner Dourthe Bordeaux. The French component of this wine was made at two of the Dourthe-owned wineries. Australian components of this wine were made at Penfolds Nuriootpa Winery (South Australia). The French and Australian components were blended and bottled in South Australia.

Grape Variety

Cabernet Shiraz


Multi Region



Wine Style

Red - big, bold, full-bodied


An immediate recognition – all is complete and balanced; in proportion, dimensionally full and generous. When approached sideways/laterally – “You get the whole, before the parts.” Shiraz coats the cabernet yet still supporting a classic cabernet graphite core. Flavours, aromatically itemised above, merge to the palate – retronasally with this wine what you smell is certainly what you taste! A lovely weave/texture (not a film) – whilst velvety, granularity of tannins is still apparent. These tannins (and acidity) act as a conveyance for fruit. Yes, an engaging acid liveliness and vivacity – akin to the mouth-watering acidity inherent in many Japanese dishes. Length and persistence – manifested ever-so-softly, with a mineral stamp on the finish. Certainly a thought-provoking, dare we say, cerebral wine.



Food Pairing

REd Meat


This product is from an eco-winery - purchases of this product count towards Green Tier eligibility

Expert Review

Tyson Stelzer - 95

Georgina Hindle, Decanter - 94,

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - 94

Jeni Port, Winepilot - 94

Erin Larkin, Robert Parkers Wine Advocate - 94

Andrew Caillard MW, The Vintage Journal - 94

Tony Love, Winepilot - 93

David Sly, Decanter - 92


Penfolds French II Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2019 (Gift Box)


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