2010 penfolds, bin 169 cabernet sauvignon, coonawarra
Why We're Buying
Penfolds Bin 169 Cabernet Sauvignon is the pinnacle of contemporary Australian winemaking. It’s an honest interpretation of the terroir, highlighted by intense fruit flavors, silky tannins, and spicy oak notes. According to Wine-Searcher.com, Bin 169 is the third most sought after cab from Coonawarra.
A single vineyard wine, matured for 14 months in new French oak in which it finished the final stages of its fermentation. The bouquet is laden with cassis of startling purity, and while cedary oak is a major player, it is so well-integrated it doesn't overwhelm, let alone challenge, the fruit.
Wow! This is terrific Cabernet. Poised, elegant, dense and powerful - it defines Cabernet Sauvignon with its refined power, cedarwood, blackberry and suggestion of mint and black olive. Long with enormous potential.