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2018 Penfolds Bin 138 Shiraz Grenache Mataro Barossa

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Australia, Barossa Valley , Penfolds
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
14%
Drink now or lay down
WA 92
New
Wine Maker's Notes

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!

Tasting Notes

Aged in older oak, the 2018 Bin 138 Shiraz-Grenache-Mataro has benefited from a superb Barossa vintage, bursting with raspberries, strawberries and cherries. Ripe, round and seductive, yet with enough stuffing to age 5-7 years (and perhaps more), this full-bodied, supple blend of 68% Shiraz, 22% Grenache and 10% Mataro is one of the values in the Penfolds stable this year, finishing with hints of mint and dark chocolate.

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