PENFOLDS BIN 407 CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015
Bright crimson red
Yes, definitely cabernet sauvignon, yet with an Asian demeanour.... How can this be? Well, to begin – aromas not dissimilar to Thai/ Vietnamese coriander, betel-leaf. And then - chive, lime, grapefruit dressing and Asian spices; green tea; Thai beef salad spices, nuttiness. Redemptive cabernet markers - cassis and violet aromas … authenticating a South Australian birthplace! Upon sitting – almost a powdery sprinkling of ‘soot/coal dust’. And, consistent to this theme – dusty oak!
Familial kirsch and tomato puree cabernet flavours underpinned by a pan-jus meatiness, cola. Beneath – a vinous slurry… sharpening-stone replete with oil, graphite/ironstone?! Sleek, elongated tannins (not grippy) align with judicious oak to convey flavours completely and effortlessly across palate.
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LAST TASTED July 2017