Compelling Cabernet Sauvignon - Wine & Spirits Magazine

Compelling Cabernet Sauvignon

Penfolds’ Chief Winemaker Peter Gago (Photo courtesy of the winery)

Consider this a harbinger of the greatness to be found in 2021 South Australia reds. Or, more specifically, just consider the tart black-cherry fleshiness of this beautiful cabernet, cradled by iron-rich tannins and luxuriously oaked. Gracious in its lean profile, the sense of pure cabernet ripeness sustains its herbal nuance within plump red-currant flavors that hold their fragrance until you’re compelled to take another sip. This is the kind of structured, balanced Penfolds wine that defines the house style, rich but not ostentatious, ready to develop through a comfortable, long and satisfying life.


Penfolds 2021 South Australia Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon

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