The Penfolds Collection

Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Adherent to Penfolds multi-regional philosophy, Bin 9 is sourced from vineyards across South Australia with a significant portion sourced from the ancient soils of McLaren Vale. Grapes were carefully selected on merit to suit this contemporary expression of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Further bottle maturation of this Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon will yield layers of complexity that are for now hiding behind brooding youthful fruit and subtle oak.

 

When To Drink

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking window now - 2022. 

Taste Description

Colour
Medium-red.

Nose
Bright and fresh blue fruits, and a varietal giveaway of black olive.
A waft of spice/herb… curry leaf/tomato leaf, dill and fennel seed.
Red liquorice and camphor (compliments of the oak?) complete the package. 

Palate
Medium-bodied
High-toned and racy, with non-Cabernet-like tannins!
Yellow-bean paste, tomato paste and cassis flavours confirm the Cabernet DNA, nicely supported by cedary oak.

Technical Information

葡萄产区: 麦克拉伦谷、巴罗萨谷、帕史维、拉顿布里、罗布.

熟化: 置于法国旧橡木桶和美国旧橡木桶熟化 12 个月。

葡萄品种: 赤霞珠.

Vintage Conditions

Above-average winter and early spring rainfall offered the vines in South Australia healthy soil moisture profiles for the growing season. Late spring and early summer were dry and warm with significant heat records being set. Warm weather prevailed during summer and throughout veraison, allowing grapes to develop evenly and with good intensity.

These warm conditions came to an abrupt halt in the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale in mid-February with a significant rainfall allowing for long slow ripening of the fruit in very good ripening conditions. Wrattonbully had a warm and generally dry ripening end to the season allowing for the development of strong varietal flavours.

History

2012. 

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