(From 2008 Vintage) Bright, deep-red, with an impenetrable core. A complex amalgam of fresh mulberry/blueberry/ blackberry fruits laced with soy and malt, and slices of fresh fig and dates. A later residual whiff of pan- juices, rosemary and sage. Ripe.
(From 2012 Vintage) Deep red with a good purple tint; the aroma is well integrated with nothing standing out: nicely balanced spice and berry, smoke and toasty-barrel touches, earth and dark-plum and traces of black pepper. The palate is intense and full-bodied, with a good degree of elegance but also plenty of trad Penfolds bite and grip. A superbly rich, balanced and rounded wine.
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Robert Parker(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014
Wine Advocate(From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 110 on Apr-97
Wine & Spirits(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
Wine Advocate(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06
Ken's Wine Guide(From 2005 Vintage) Penfolds has again done a Very Good job making this red blend. It is a very nice follow up to the terrific 2004 vintage. This dark ruby offering opens with a bouquet of dark berries and cherry vani...