Penfolds BIN-8 2012 Cabernet/Shiraz, $15.29-$23.99, 90 points, poured near core black trending deep purple/red with a clear rim at the leggy glass wall.
Black currant, blackberry, a hint of cedar on the nose was okay.
The near full-body, with good acidity and enduring tannin, carried black fruit, fennel, coffee, and tobacco notes in a fairly silky matrix.
Finished well with spice notes and some warmth from the 14.5% alcohol.
I don't usually comment on such things, but I'd guess this wine will improve with a few years of cellaring.
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