In Bond per 6x75cl
David Sly, Decanter.com 95/100
With its seamless textural slide across the palate, this is a superb example of what is considered a distinctly Australian blend, showing both generosity and serious intent. A magnificent full nose leads to a lively dance of red plums over blue and black fruits, although the strong acid spine results in a rather sharp finish. Time in the cellar will reveal more integrated harmony between the essential elements. Drinking Window 2021 - 2045
Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com, 94 Points
Saturated ruby. Expressive, smoke- and spice-accented cherry, blackcurrant and floral oil scents are complemented by suggestions of cured tobacco and liqcorice. Sweet, seamless and penetrating on the palate, offering intense bitter cherry, dark berry and savoury herb flavours that take a sweeter turn with air. Shows excellent focus and a touch of smokiness on the long, gently chewy finish, which features repeating florality and slow-building tannins. Made in all American oak hogsheads, 25% of them new.
Jancis Robinson 16.5++/20
Dark, glowing purplish crimson. The Cabernet element is pretty dominant on the nose. Then the palate is full of rich, ripe blackcurrant fruit before finishing with really tight, dry tannins. This is one for the cellar. Do not attempt to open this for quite a while!
James Suckling 93 Points
Shows a very strident, oak-driven nose with cedar and spice that's overlaid on ripe blackcurrant, red plum and cherry. Pepper and cocoa powder, too. The palate has a sinewy feel with intense summer berries and plums, as well as strong blackcurrant character. Curated to a brazen style with strong tannins. A blend of 53% cabernet sauvignon and 47% shiraz, matured in American-oak hogsheads (300 litres - 25% new). A blend of Padthaway, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Wrattonbully and Barossa Valley. Drink over the next decade
Penfolds refer to this as 'Baby Grange' as it has historically been matured in barrels that are previously used for its big brother. A traditional Australian blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz that has a great track record of maturing well in the cellar.
|Drink From||2021||Drink To||2045|
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