penfolds, bin 169 cabernet sauvignon, coonawarra 2010
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.