Penfolds – Peter Gago,the most laid back winemaker I’ve met so far…

The most laid back winemaker I’ve met so far has to be Australian Peter Gago, Chief Winemaker of Penfolds Wines. I was at the launch of Penfold’s Luxury Icon wines recently and  sat down with Peter for a brief chat about his Kalimna 1998 Shiraz Bin 28 and what he thought were it’s finest qualities.

We tasted through the range which included icon wines 2005 Penfolds Grange and 2007 Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay as well as the Luxury range which included 2006 St. Henri Shiraz, 2007 Bin 707 Cab Sauv., 2007 RWT Shiraz, 2007 Magill Estate Shiraz and the 2008 Reserve Bin 08A Chardonnay. All just babies but showing their potential.  After tasting the young’uns, we went on to the oldsters and what a pleasure they were. The winemakers of Penfolds have definitely mastered the art of making wines that will age. But don’t take my word for it, watch the video and see what me and Peter thought of the ’98 Kalmina Shiraz. …



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