Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Penfolds BIN 90A

When you see a label like this, you know this is a production driven, not a marketing driven company. This is usually a good thing for the consumer. The Bin ...A series is only produced in outstanding years, usually once per decade.

This wine drank beautifully last night, close to the concentration and depth of Grange. The shiraz fruit provided the mouthfeel and meatyness of the fruit, the cabernet the length on the palate. The tannins had softened and integrated nicely. A beautiful and typical Australian wine (see the dirt on the glass bottle?)

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