Penfolds Bin 707 2012 750ml (South Australia)
A deep and dark beetroot red.
NOSE Intense, almost pungent, yet fresh and expressive.
Textbook violet upon sitting, with Coonawarra cassis signing off on varietal/regional DNA.
Scents of beetroot juice, raspberry and lavender ascend effortlessly, but glaceed fruits and ground espresso coffee require some work in the glass.
PALATE Even and long. Confident, firm.
Massive fruits – blackcurrant, liqueur cherry meshed with raspy tannins, red liquorice. Could there be some Block 42 Cabernet concealed?!
All in balance.
Oak? What oak?!! 100% new oak 100% absorbed…