Penfolds - Kalimna Bin 28 2015Shiraz
Colour: Dark deep red.
Nose: Exotic. A debut of camphor, lanolin, cold lamb, parsnip/vegetable stock. Courted by an ascent of vanilla sponge/teacake and rocky-road marshmallow. Followed by wafts of coffee ground spices and biscuity/wafery hazelnut.
Palate: Vibrant, fresh and lively. Long, elongated tannins – sleek, slick and slender! Dark black-cherry fruit flavours, generous and more-ish! (And just why can’t we say Cherry Ripe!) Succulent; neither alcohol nor oak intrudes. The unobtrusive acidity will ensure cellarability, should it (hopefully) be pursued.