Color: This wine is dark and dense with plum red hues and a crimson edge.
Nose: The nose shows the dark, ripe, aromatic and lifted fruit characters typical of Penfolds. Aromas of Shiraz pepper and spice are completed by notes of cut plums, wild dark fruit, Black Forest Cake, liquorice and aniseed.
Palate: Flavors of cherry chocolate, plums and dark fruitcake fill the palate. The well balanced use of oak adds a creamy warm texture of vanilla and toast with a sweet mid-palate and lovely velvety
tannins on the finish.
"Firm in texture, but refined, striking a balance between the fruit—mainly plum and cherry—and the savory elements, including mineral and star anise. Drink now through 2020. 30,000 cases imported."
"A pleasant medium-bodied wine, with black fruits, oak and tannins all moulded together, but without any real statement."