PENFOLDS BIN 138 SHIRAZ GRENACHE MATARO 2010
Deep crimson, purple rim.
A varietal swirl inducing a rush of the fruits of a summer berry-pudding… blueberry, mulberry, cranberry, raspberry. Underlying scents of soy, olive and quince, with a spray of sweetened paprika. Upon sitting, wafts of wet dough—a suggestion of Danish pastry/gingerbread… courtesy of the Grenache. Oak. Barely perceptible.
Medium-bodied. Balanced. At this stage, pre-release, flavours still elemental—Turkish Delight beetroot juice, cranberry… Glossy tannins—upfront and middle (cocoa) powdery, yet finishing dusty… compliments of Mourvédre. Persistent, lingering. Solid. … Shiraz claiming its stakeholding. Vivacious/Vibrant/Vigourous.