Henschke's Lenswood vineyard in the Adelaide Hills

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Penfolds BIN 138 Shiraz Mourvedre Grenache (2008)

Barossa Valley, South Australia
14.5%, screwcap, around $20
www.penfolds.com

This wine smelt of dark roasted spices - black pepper, aniseed, sawdust and leaves. The medium bodied palate was muscular, tight, complex and concentrated, yet the mouthfeel was immediately soft. A seamless blend: bright red fruits emerged from the darkness. Medium length and medium to high acidity - 93.5.

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