Penfolds, Bin 389 2014
Peter Gago announced this as officially Australia’s most cellared red wine and it’s not surprising, because it synthesises the classic Aussie blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, here 53% and 47% respectively, with American oak. There are savoury, tapenade-like notes here, mingling with sweet cassis and vanilla. This wine displays a textured finesse with a berry and chocolate complexity and an elemental, bitey finish.
Taster: Anthony Rose