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Penfolds FWT 585 Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdottext

Penfolds FWT 585 Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Petit Verdot 2020

FranceThe second edition of FWT, or French Wine Trial, is a 52/41/7 mix of cabernet sauvignon/merlot/petit verdot that opens with an impressive nose. The interplay of stones and mineral scents blend into subtle blackcurrant aromas that entice you into the glass. The palate is brimming with youth and some sticky tannins that, at this point, dry out the finish. This bottle will need some time to mature and perhaps a few more iterations in the future before Team Australia gets a complete handle on the Bordelais ethos. In the meantime, they are off to a good start. Given how many Bordeaux consultants roam the world, seeing an outsider working in the Haut-Medoc is fun.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
US$95.00750mlestimated retail in select private wine shops
Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Petit Verdot