Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2018
|Region||Australia, South Australia|
Bright, crimson red in appearance. Aromas are lifted, fragrant. Immediately Penfolds. Aficionados may quickly identify and proclaim 389. Balance of the sweet (cabernet) and the savoury (shiraz). Possesses what has now often been referred to as a black forest cake 2018 vintage flavour profile. Darker fruits - closer to that of a black cherry liqueur than a crème de cassis component of Kir. Flavours of roasted beetroot - a venison sauce beetroot reduction … similar texturally to a congealed sweet fat (a custardy emulsion/film - not a grainy paste). Oak and tannins absorbed. Both are certainly present, yet not at all demanding their own space on this Bin 389 stage. Substantial, intense.