A fine vintage for all Penfolds South Australian growing regions. This lifted and fragrant red features aromatics of rich, dark fruit with a balance of sweetness from the Cabernet and savoury from the Shiraz.
The palate possesses what has now often been referred to as a black forest cake 2018 vintage flavour profile of black fruit aromas of blackcurrant and berry with dark chocolate notes and tannins balanced with mocha oak complexity. With oak and tannins absorbed, their flavours present but not demanding with a grainy, firm finish.
This wine is substantial and intense and will develop beautifully. Peak drinking between 2023-2050.
“A classic powerful Bin 389 year with superb fruit complexity, density and attack…The 2018 highlights exceptional sourcing and the beautiful partnership between cabernet sauvignon and shiraz where the wine represents far more than the sum of its parts. A landmark wine of the 2020 collection offering collectors and drinkers the quintessential Penfolds experience.”