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2018 Penfolds Bin 600 California Cabernet Shiraz

2018 Penfolds Bin 600 California Cabernet Shiraz

Penfolds

2018 Penfolds Bin 600 California Cabernet Shiraz

$50.00
Bottle
Price $50.00
$600.00
Case (12)
Price $600.00

Tasting Notes

NOSE: Spices waft – clove, sage and turmeric are in immediate suspension. Conversation diverts to cold coffee grounds, raw coconut kernel and jasmine tea.
Fragrant salsa verde is dissected down to its components: flat leaf parsley, anchovy and basil.
Oak provides a platform for these two varietal blending companions, a springboard for the blackberry and quince.

PALATE: Medium-bodied: as intended.
Sweet liquorice, brimming with potent aniseed forms the flavor backbone and contributes to the glycerous texture. Radiating from this backbone is pepper-rubbed pastrami, rare roast beef, cocoa dusting, semi-dried dates and freshly harvested persimmons.
An open textural weave – easily identified as shiraz-driven given 175+ years of history with this variety.
Familial yet inaugural!

COLOR: Gleaming crimson, dark core.

Technical Information

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
Vintage 2018
Appellation California
Blend 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Shiraz
Oak Treatment 16 months in American oak (40% new, 60% 1-y.o.)
Alcohol % 14.5%
Enclosure Type Cork
pH 3.83

Scores & Accolades

  • 93

    Wine Enthusiast

    "This is a blend of 78% Napa Valley and Sonoma-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Shiraz from Paso Robles. IT is a smooth and earthy wine that offers flavors of leather, earth, iron and crushed rock cut against herbal accents." - Virginie Boone, February 2021

  • 93

    JamesSuckling.com

    "A very fine and polished red with cherry, berry, chocolate and cedar aromas and flavors. Some spice and meat with hints of tea leaf. Some ash, too. Medium body and extremely refined texture, showing real balance and elegance. The tannins spread across the palate in a beautiful way. 78% cabernet sauvignon and 22% shiraz. Drink or hold.” - James Suckling, February 2021

  • 92

    Vinous

    "The 2018 Cabernet Shiraz Bin 600 is the entry-level wine in this new range from Penfolds. Bold and racy to the core, the 2018 possesses terrific richness and tons of allure. Blackberry jam, dried flowers, espresso, licorice and leather build in a sumptuous, opulent wine that will be very easy to drink upon release. The blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Shiraz from sites in Napa Valley, Sonoma and Paso Robles works so well here. It spent 16 months in American oak, 40% new." - Antonio Galloni, February 2021

Winemaking

Peter Gago - Chief Winemaker

Peter joined the winemaking team in 1989, initially in the craftsmanship of sparkling wines, before moving on to reds as Penfolds Red Wine Maker. In 2002 Peter became the fourth ever Chief Winemaker for Penfolds. Together with his fellow winemakers, Peter’s careful custodianship has ensured that Grange and the other ‘older’ members of the Penfolds family, have continued to set the benchmark for their style and quality, while new additions to the range push the boundaries ever wider.

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