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Reaping the Rewards of Patience

Whether you’re a new or seasoned Penfolds collector – or yet to start -having the insights into the taste, condition and history of your wines is as invaluable as the experience of enjoying them.



Let’s face it. When we talk about Penfolds Collection wines, we’re talking about wines that will reward patience and careful cellaring for at least for a few years (but preferably longer). Heroes of both Australia’s history and its contemporary wine industry, iconic wines like Grange, Bin 389 and St Henri – while increasingly attractive and approachable upon release - are probably a little too high on the ‘special’ scale to crack open with your Thursday night takeaway.

Langhrne Creek.

So how do you know when’s best to open one, or even a couple of bottles from your precious Penfolds collection? These are, after all, collectors’ items - and you want them to be in the best possible condition when you finally get around to pulling the cork.

The Rewards of Patience (A$30) is the definitive reference guide for Penfolds wines. It’s the ultimate collectors’ guide to all things Penfolds, offering both collectors and drinkers a deep and unblemished insight into the taste, condition, and history of every Penfolds vintage, from the 1951 Grange to the 2018 Koonunga Hill Shiraz – and almost everything in between.

Bleasdale's original winery.

The latest edition of The Rewards of Patience incorporates opinions and reviews from an independent panel made up of some of the world’s most in-demand wine experts, including Andrew Caillard MW, Fongyee Walker MW, James Halliday AM, Nick Ryan, Josh Raynolds and Dr Neil Beckett - and, of course, insights from Penfolds Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago.

The result? A comprehensive, in-depth overview of where your Penfolds collection currently stands – and what its future looks like.


Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago. Image courtesy of Penfolds.