Coonawarra Cabernet 1992 Penfolds
5/98. Bought locally a few weeks ago for $36.
Following the tasting of some superb Australian wines my dad sent me from Sidney, I decided to try something that can be obtained here. At the usual horrendous markup foreign wines are sold for in Israel, I guess this wine should cost about $12-14 anywhere else.
COLOR: Very dark purple-red. Noticeable paling towards the rim. Quite a bit of sediment too.
NOSE: Very profound initially, slightly quieting down after a couple of hours. Lots of fruit there, some fresh (cherries), some heavier and more mature (blackcurrents). Vanilla and wood pretty much felt.
TASTE: Rich, concentrated and fat with sweetish flavors. Quite tasty though a bit 'thick'. A little too hot (perceived alcohol) and a little too sour (perceived acidity). Still, lots of good winyness.
LENGTH: Pretty short though pleasant aftertaste.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: On the heavy side. Plenty of fruit, good structure, a bit too acidic and lacks in grace.
OVERALL: Good-plus. I believe this is either a "lower-end" Penfolds, or a so-so vintage, or both...
MARK: 15.5/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? No.
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