Penfolds Bin 138 Shiraz Grenache Mataro 2014
Saturated purple red with a beguilingly perfumed and very attractive bouquet of crushed Shrewsbury biscuits with touches of vanilla and blackberry jam. The spicy character of the wine is foremost with the liquorice, cake spices and red pepper a lovely foil to the juicy red and black fruits. The tannins seem smooth and velvety, there’s a touch of truffle in the background and the finish is dry with lingering nuances of mint. It’s not too heavy which makes it already easy to enjoy and very food friendly.