Decades of investment in new vineyards across the best wine regions of South Australia afforded the Penfolds winemaking team the opportunity to craft a new bin series wine - the Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon. This inaugural release adheres to Penfolds multi-regional philosophy, sourcing fruit from vineyards across South Australia, including Coonawarra, Langhorne Creek, Barossa Valley and a significant portion from McLaren Vale. This is a tightly structured and focused Cabernet expression which can be enjoyed in the full flush of youth or cellared for the short to medium term.
Scents of fresh green tobacco and tomato pulp/leaf immediately confirm variety. And then, simply and appropriately, fig – just ripe, just sliced, just right! Subtle oak with a touch of cedar… later confirmed as all French!
Linear/defined. Medium-bodied. Generous (cooked) mushroom/terrine & pan scrapings, tempered by cold green tea acidity. Grainy tannins, supportive oak and balanced acidity complete the package.