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95 Points, Australian Wine Companion - A 51/49% blend from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Wrattonbully and Coonawarra that spent 12 months in American hogsheads (88% new and 1yo, 12% 2yo). The 'don't mess with me' message is immediate, the bouquet a shower of dark, savoury, earthy aromas, the palate trenchantly fullbodied - yet balanced and utterly persuasive. It needs 5 years to settle down and be friendly, but will handsomely repay patience.
The 2013 Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet-Shiraz is a crimson color. A graphite and blackcurrant assertion immediately confirms Cabernet's role in the blend. A lift of tomato-leaf and sour-cherry couples with other red fruits to further entice. Background cedary oak just discernible. Medium-bodied. A summer-pudding swirl of fruits laced with red-currant conserve, praline. Varietal I.D. confirmed via green Sicilian olive, plummy fruits and spice. Fine tannins, well-concealed oak.
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Shiraz