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Penfolds Bin 149 Cabernet Sauvignontext

Penfolds Bin 149 Cabernet Sauvignon 2028

World BlendThe Bin 149 is a super premium anomaly, given it’s a blend of cabernet fruit from two countries or, more specifically, from California's Napa Valley, and South Australia. Its Bin Number, 149, was established during the first release, containing 14.9% South Australian wine. In 2020, only 8% made it into the blend dominated by Napa Valley fruit. The wine was aged 16 months in an 80/20 mix of new French and American oak barrels. It is a huge wine, as you might expect, but it is a little less one-dimensional with the addition of top-flight Penfolds cabernet as rated under their intense selection system. The nose is Napa expressive, full of plummy chocolate, while the palate is slightly more restrained, at least as restrained as the Penfolds style can be. Look for rich, smooth, dense, plummy, blueberry and blackcurrant flecked with tarry mineral notes, well-managed glossy tannins, and a cocoa dusting. It is big, impressive, and a wine to lay away through 2030.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
CDN$300.00750mlestimated market price in Canada
Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon