Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 407 2017
Garnet red. An aromatic umbrella sheltering all things Cabernet. An immediate ascent of violet, mulberry leaf – laced with star anise, cinnamon, orange zest.Followed by varietal wafts of tomato ketchup, soy, iodine, and oddly, a Chinese spice/stock marinade. Not yet exiting this theme - sweet plum sauce, hoisin and roast duck crackling trepidatiously follows. Immediately more Tuscan than Bordeaux in Cabernet character. Nevertheless, still very (South) Australian.Savory, with a sour cherry grip ... and subtle cherry pip oak influence. Mouth-watering and succulent, yet still linear – tempered by appetizing angular tannins. Darker fruits and green Spanish (stuffed) olive flavors further define the vintage, style.