From Coonawarra, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, McLaren Vale and the Barossa. 12 months in French (27% new) and American (8% new) hogsheads. Dark red and purple edges. A mix of spicy oak notes and lots of berries, notably raspberries. Some earthy notes. Black olives, coffee beans. Not overly forthcoming at this early stage. An attractive supple texture. Mid-length, fresh acidity and a gentle fade. Notes of soy and sarsaparilla emerge near the finish. Some slightly splintery oak also on the finish. Absolutely nothing wrong with this wine but I still don’t really get it. If you are a fan, and there are plenty, go ahead.
Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2019