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An Australian wine shelf abroad
Biodynamics, pesticides and organics.
Australian merlot receives a lot of bad press from the wine media. Let's have a look at what's going on.
Terroir sometimes, it would appear, has limits.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Penfolds Bin 128 1998
Still purple and bright in colour, the wine has a complex aroma of struck match, a whiff of smoke, herbs, red currants, thyme, cedar, blackcurrants, leaves, liquorice and plums. If that sounds a lot of descriptors, there was a lot going on. Unsurprisingly dry on the palate, with medium-long length, and a savoury character. Fantastic drinking and cheap at this price. 90 points (extremely good)
Price: mid $40s
Vendors: try auction
Tasted: April 2012