Introducing this deep garnet core, crimson rim coloured cabernet shiraz from South Australia’s Penfolds.
The nose features an evident scent of sweet American oak, baking spices, icing sugar dusting, cinnamon scrolls and vanilla bean. The fruit has such density, the yin and yang of the cabernet and shiraz.
There is a well-defined focus on palate with a fascinating interplay between the two grape varieties, providing not only considerable length and structure, but also width and density. It features the trademark creamy Bin 389 mid-palate. A wine with much to offer in its youth with its compelling flavours.
Will last decades. If you can wait.
95 – James Halliday
“A blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz (51/49%) sourced from vineyards in McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Padthway. Matured for 12 months in American hogsheads (33% new). Coming back to this Australian battler after Penfold’s Napa and Bordeaux trials was something of a rude shock in the first instance. This is big, bold, beautiful and quintessentially Australian. It makes no apologies for its wealth of black fruits, almost succulent tannins, and vanillin oak.”