2019 Penfolds FWT BIN 585 Cabernet Merlot Petit Verdot
A gentle swirl of the glass teases out herbal aromatics: sage, thyme and mulberry leaf. Floral notes of violets and lavender begin to narrow the varietal composition, reinforced by the emergence of fresh blackberry and redcurrant aromas. The aromatic promise is reinforced by a tightly structured palate. Round and full to the fore, sage fried in butter and served over pan-fried sweetbreads. Texturally appetising - mineral gravelly tannins, succulence cranberry like acidity provides a fine line of delicious lively acidity. Charcuterie leaning towards a savoury bresaola, a suggestion of cranberry and pistachio terrine. Polished mahogany oak, creaminess and spice. Complex, multi-faceted... another glass beckons!