Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2002

I've said it before, but there's something to these somewhat unfashionable cabernet shiraz blends, that I simply like.  When they work, they work.  And this wine works, really well actually.  A blend of 54% cabernet sauvignon and 46% shiraz, with fruit sourced from all over, namely McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Bordertown, Barossa Valley and Langhorne Creek.  Anise, leather, mint, oak, and an all round richness by way of aroma.  On the palate, somewhat sweet, but with good length and structure.  Very good length in fact.  Tasted blind.  Here are notes from the winery.  90 points (7.5/10)

Abv: 14.5%
Price: mid $60s
South Australia
June 26, 2011

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