Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Max’s Bin 9 ($19.99): Good depth with a dark core and crimson edges. Grainy and savory tannin profile. Structured by classy French and American oak. On the nose, dark fruits including blackcurrant. Savory green olive and roasted red pepper. Mixed spice, cedar and rosewood notes derived from oak.
Penfolds Kalimna Shiraz Bin 28 ($32.99): Toasted herb, crushed rock and dried violet aromas are precise, with plenty of focus to the laser beam of juicy red fruit flavors. Fresh earth, crushed pine needle and spice notes linger on the finish, where the tannins firm up.
Penfolds Cabernet Shiraz Bin 389 ($62.99): Often referred to as ‘Baby Grange’ and matured in the previous vintage’s casks, offering dark fruits and chocolate, spices – cinnamon, vanilla, cola. Then, a transient umami note, Worcestershire sauce and smoked bacon leads to a luxurious finish.