Big red for the cellar
Penfolds 2013 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia $70
I have an emotional attachment to Bin 389 having tasted and enjoyed every vintage for more than 30 years and been witness to a sophisticated revolution toward greater finesse. Deep-tinted wine but not heavy or overdone, with quite elegant flavours that include a cedar, cassis Cabernet character and sweetly luscious Shiraz. A lovely wine that can be appreciated now but really needs to be cellared for quite a few years to fully appreciate its star quality. (Screwcap)
Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on bobcampbell.nz
Food match: Steak frites with maitre d’hotel butter.
Stockists: The Good Wine Co, Auckland; Regional Wines, Wellington; Vino Fino, Canterbury