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Penfolds Cellar Reserve Cabernet Shiraz

Cracka Review

Impenetrable purple. This is an archetypal Penfolds nose of yore - stylish ripe fruit aromas with ethereal barrel ferment characters hovering above...aka Kenyan dark roasted coffee/mocha. Ripe fig, fresh liquorice and an oscillating Cabernet and Shiraz interplay make for, as they say, a classic Australian Red aromatic offer. The palate is tight, solid and firm. Flavours are textured and layered - talc-like, grainy, fine tannins interweave with raspberry and other red fruit notes. With air, cinnamon and demi-glace pan juices slowly arise, although it is clear that not all is yet revealed.

Winemaker's Notes

Impenetrable purple. This is an archetypal Penfolds nose of yore - stylish ripe fruit aromas with ethereal barrel ferment characters hovering above...aka Kenyan dark roasted coffee/mocha. Ripe fig, fresh liquorice and an oscillating Cabernet and Shiraz interplay make for, as they say, a classic Australian Red aromatic offer. The palate is tight, solid and firm. Flavours are textured and layered - talc-like, grainy, fine tannins interweave with raspberry and other red fruit notes. With air, cinnamon and demi-glace pan juices slowly arise, although it is clear that not all is yet revealed.

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Penfolds Cellar Reserve Cabernet Shiraz

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James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Based on the famous show wines started by the late Max Schubert in the 1960s, and forgotten in the '70s, before being unearthed in the '80s and '90s. By Penfolds standards, elegant, supple and fleshy; is delicious now, and will be nectar in 10 years as the sweet fruit, fine tannins and oak all coalesce.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
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