Penfolds Bin 169 CWA Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ml
Created to reflect a contemporary winemaking approach, emphasising both regionality and maturation of cabernet sauvignon in fine grained French oak. A style that is immediately Penfolds, whilst simultaneously illustrative of its ongoing search for diversity and style separation. A classic reflection of the region and a testament of Penfolds longstanding commitment to the vineyards of Coonawarra.
When to drink
Continue cellaring. Peak drinking 2023 - 2040.
Fragrant, lively. Soars!
Alluring – an innocent sniff certainly draws you immediately back to the glass, soon to tempt that hurried first ingestion.
An array of glacéed fruits – red-infused jube and pastille notes.
Aromas remind of flambé crêpe suzette with the faintest hint of (Grand Marnier) orange.
A suggestion of oak – linked to scents of dry tea leaf (Earl Grey)?
But an infant!
Shouts Coonawarra! An immediate proclamation at first sip.
Red fruits swamp the palate – raspberry, cranberry, redcurrant, rhubarb … and a little cassis.
No mid-palate deficit – this cabernet’s mouth-watering acidity and succulence fill all gaps.
Grainy, highly defined / high-resolution tannins – right across the palate, in tandem with supportive oak.
A balanced density and volume. Expansive.