PENFOLDS BIN 407 CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008
A deep, bright red.
As its stylistic template demands - varietally expressive: An initial rush of black olive, graphite, blackcurrant, lavender. And more... tomato puree paste and caponata (Mediterranean olives / capers / anchovies). Scents of cinnamon, sandalwood. Oak?
A continuum spawn from that initially promised aromatically, with more fruits evident, and polished leather complexities already awakening. At once defined, linear (like the 2007 vintage), yet more assertive with stately Cabernet grip and presence. An even and full mid-palate, skirted by prominent tannins. A solid finish, neither astringent nor hot... veiled in fruits and the spoils of a ferment long since complete, a 13-month elevage and a 21-month sojourn in bottle.