Ranked #121 of 443 2017 Shiraz from South Australia
Deep, bright purple/red colour, with a chocolate and fruitcake bouquet; vanilla and hints of licorice as well. The wine is full-bodied but far from a blockbuster. The tannins are firm and faintly sappy, with a thread of appetising bitterness, while the chocolate notes linger on. A good if not transcendent Bin 28.
Drink: 2019 to 2032
96 Points James Halliday
Deep, bright crimson. The battle lines are there before you smell or taste the wine: Penfolds' black-fruited depth and power on the one hand, the elegant vintage stamp on the other. Its balance and structure are the guarantee of a very long life. Drink to 2037.
Source: James Halliday.