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Penfolds Superblend 802A Cabernet Shiraz Gift Box 2018

A$990.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Maker
Penfolds
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Region/Country
Barossa Valley, Australia
Rating
98 points

Description

One Superblend. Two Interpretations. Superblend 802. A and Superblend 802. B represents two unique interpretations of the iconic Australian blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz, sourced from unique parcels destined for Penfolds flagships.

The Superblend 802A component was aged separately in new American oak hogsheads for 22 months prior to being blended. The cabernet sauvignon makes its structural presence felt comprising 68% of the blend, while the 32% shiraz contribution adds generosity. Unashamedly bold, immediately Penfolds.

Rating

Score
98 points
Reviewer
Tyson Stelzer
Review

Stature, power, and might. The framework of the cabernet in the presence of 100% new American oak hogsheads projects a 707esque presence, within which a one-third inclusion of shiraz builds dramatic palate depth and intrigue. It is as if all the grandeur of the first 707, second grange, and third 389 have been united in one dramatic whole. The result delivers structural endurance, a grand display of monumental fruit, and a line and length that hark back to the glory days of Bin 60a and the ensuing legends of Penfolds cabernet shiraz, A-class indeed.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Alcohol
14.5%
Cellar until
2025 - 2055

Tasting Profile

Nose
Formic and familial ... barrel ferment, stylish oak, Penfolds. An oscillation between bursts of sweetened crème brûlée crust and a savoury jus reduction. Scents of cola nut, star anise, and curry leaf add to the complexity of the majestic aromatic offer. Oak? Deftly dovetailed!
Palate
Full-bodied and generous. A compote of blood plum, fig, and goji berries. The oscillation noted above now manifested as a sweet buttered/toffeed glaze sitting alongside a roasted reduction Avec tomato oil. Malleable and chunky/grippy tannins. A detection of malt and the faintest suggestion of polished timber (mahogany) possibly reflective of a 22-month slumber in 100% new oak? Unashamedly bold.

Penfolds Superblend 802A Cabernet Shiraz Gift Box 2018

Penfolds Superblend 802A Cabernet Shiraz Gift Box 2018
Penfolds Superblend 802A Cabernet Shiraz Gift Box 2018
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