Penfolds Bin 389 17
Color: Deep red.
Nose: Much more than a first-wave impression of blackcurrant/cassis cabernet-driven aromatics…
- A second of chive, mustard spice, beeswax, lemon/honey tea and thyme flowers.
- A third of cherry-wood, sarsaparilla, aniseed.
- A fourth of wet cold steel and a wet peppercorn tree. … all four unlocked, unravelled and liberated via time and air.
Palate: Full and rich. A custom-fitted generous mid-palate – mandated for this marque. Flavours of a platter of charcuterie meats, pastrami dominating. Also vying for taste and textural attention – pomegranate, cranberry, Madagascan vanilla pod, liquorice straps. This wine’s youthful profile tempered by softened and even tannins – from start to finish. And the judicious use of new oak.