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Sunday, April 15, 2012
Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2003
The wine is a medium(+) intensity expression of ruby in terms of colour. On the nose, the aroma is developed and has medium intensity notes of plums, cloves, dried herbs, cedar, anise and dried currants. Nice dried currants too, not the cloying ones. On the palate, unsurprisingly, the wine is full bodied, with medium tannins, and quite long length. Plums, char, spice (nutmeg, and perhaps cinnamon) and cedar intermingle well. A second (or third) glass of this wine is in order, and this wine is highly recommended. It could easily sell for much more on quality grounds. 93 points (extremely good)
Vendors: try auction
Tasted: April 2012