Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon
Colour: Brick red. Nose: 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! Palate: 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.