PENFOLDS BIN 128 SHIRAZ 2010
Crimson, deep-red core.
Delicately scented with fragrances of lavender/rosemary/rose-petal. Well-absorbed oak (cedar), and a suggestion of regional artefact —spearmint and blackcurrant pastille. Subtle background scents of fruit mince/sage/brown butter cautiously seep in to fill any aromatic void.
Linear, defined. Alluring flavours of fresh plum and blackcurrant, freshly-cured ham, caraway seed. Prominent grainy tannins and mouth-watering ‘binding’ acidity authoritatively keep all components in check. French oak in balance, stylishly understated. Finishes firm.