Penfolds Collection 2018


Jancis gives her verdict on this year's version of these annual offerings – released to the world today. 

I don’t want to pry, but have you ever taken communion? In the Church of England, anyway, the priest offers communicants first a wafer and then a goblet of wine, each time murmuring exactly the same thing to each member of the congregation. ‘Take this, the body/blood of Christ…’ 

I haven’t taken communion for decades but I was taken straight back to the ritual when tasting the latest offerings that constitute this year’s Penfolds Collection in the company of their maker Peter...