Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
|Region||Australia, South Australia|
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.