PENFOLDS BIN 407 CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014
NOSE, Varietally correct, with all the right ‘ingredients’ – dried herbs, tobacco, mint, rosemary and thyme. Familial aromas of cold roasted lamb, dark olive and pulpy tomato attest to regional and varietal parentage. Oak? Just.
PALATE, An olive savouriness sitting over a powdery coffee-ground base are the fi rst two fl avour/textural descriptors that register… Then, blackcurrant, mulberry, boysenberry fruits complemented by a tomato puree sweetness. The friendly mix of trans-Atlantic oaks is handled very well (34% new). Finishes clean and long, courted throughout by compliant Cabernet tannins