Penfolds Bin 169 Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Penfolds Bin 169 was created to reflect a contemporary winemaking approach with emphasis on both the region and the maturation of Cabernet Sauvignon in fine grained French oak. The wine style is immediately Penfolds while simultaneously illustrative the ongoing search for diversity and style separation. A classic reflection of the region and a testament of Penfolds longstanding commitment to the vineyards of Coonawarra.
Tight, fine and focussed. At this stage pre-release, much still to be resolved in bottle, yet fruits are immediately and brazenly revealed – red mulberry, red plums, persimmon. Endowed with a statuesque framework and definition yet leaving flavours alone… a touch of vanillin bean and Coonawarra red brick dust and chalkiness, and dare we say – limestone! Racy acidity needs to settle (as it will), yet the tannins are already relaxed – fine and silky … elongating ever so intriguingly on the back palate. Patience required, as is more often than not the want of Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon!
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Cabernet Sauvignon
Country - Australia
Region - Coonawarra, South Australia
Vintage - 2019
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14.5%