Tasting Notes

Deep crimson-purple; Penfolds picked almost all of its best shiraz before the heatwave, the grapes for this wine no exception; in standard Penfolds practice, the wine completed its primary fermentation in American and French hogsheads (50% new) and spends 18 months in those barrels before bottling. While luscious blackberry and plum fruit fills every corner of the mouth, the wine is superbly balanced, oak and tannins judged to perfection. James Halliday