Penfolds Bin 138 GSM Barossa Valley 2018
The colour is deep red, dense core. The nose ia a liberating carnivorous aromatic unfolding; cold meats, marrow, lamb-bone. Demarcated contributions from Grenache (wild raspberry pastille), Mataro (glazed cherry) and Shiraz (liquorice, old-leather polish). Moreover, with confidence, no oak to speak of. The palate is full-bodied, supporting a generous and flavoursome mid-palate. Subtle chocolate powder, malt and brambly notes coerce a modicum of moderation from chunky, blocky Barossa tannins. Quince, rhubarb, pomegranate, white fig, well-manage the fruit-acid tightrope.