When to drink
Will reward careful cellaring for 10+ years
On the nose
The Penfolds Bin 111A Shiraz 2016 features clear aromatics that are immediately evident, iodine, caper berries and grated dark chocolate. In parallel a concession of powerful, generous Barossa bread and butter pudding and blueberry fruits. With notes of moroccan spices, cumin, fresh cardamom and turmeric with conceded oak.
On the palate
The palate showcases flavours of a mix of bitter chocolate dust, wet bitumen and a maelstrom of dark fruits reflect the wine’s age and confirm derivation. Underlying almost molasses, not quite maple syrup richness. Oak has been crafted and assembled so deftly, somehow perceptually dovetailed into tannins and infused into acidity. No gaps, no rough edges. Harmonious.
Following in the footsteps of the fabled 1962 Bin 60A, perhaps our most renowned Special Bin, the new release has been awarded a perfect 100-point score from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.