The Penfolds Bin 111A Shiraz 2016 features clare aromatics that are immediately evident, iodine, caper berries and grated dark chocolate. In parallel a concession of powerful, generous Barossa bread and butter pudding and blueberry fruits. With notes of moroccan spices, cumin, fresh cardamom an turmeric with conceded oak. The palate showcases flavours of a mix of bitter chocolate dust, wet bitumen and a maelstrom of dark fruits reflect the wine’s age and confirm derivation. Underlying almost molasses, not quite maple syrup richness. Oak has been crafted and assembled so deftly, somehow perceptually dovetailed into tannins and infused into acidity. No gaps, no rough edges. Harmonious.
Or points 261,000