PENFOLDS BIN 389 CABERNET SHIRAZ 2007
Deep, dark red, with an impenetrable core.
Brooding, yet compliantly permitting noticeable oak to propel dark fruits from the glass, unveiling wafts of stewed Christmas pudding (a mix of dates / sultana / fig) beneath. High notes of anise, licorice and an element of scented talc tussle with more grounded and complex savoury & cold meat aromatics. Gasping for air !
Youthful, bright dark fruits hover over a base of stewed rhubarb & quince paste. Integrated oak serves to tighten the palate rather than impart any flavour, although upon sitting, coffee-ground and barrel ferment nuances arise & linger... Ripe tannins and an impressive mid-palate convey Bin 389 credentials.
2011 to 2022.
Rare roasted rack of lamb with garlic, rosemary and sea salt.