Very dense ruby. Aromas of ripe black plum with a note of prune. Silky palate showing its old vine origins / supple slippery tannins. This wine is instantly loveable by all who taste it and ridiculous value at only $38 back when I bought it. To pay that amount for what is essentially a hand made wine of small production from ancient Shiraz vines is a wonderful thing and explains why Fraser sells out every year in a few weeks. This is my oldest Little Wine (#4) which combines vintages 2012, 2013 and 2014 - all good vintages. Just bought Fraser’s latest offering from the 2018 vintage today - includes Little Wine #9 — 6 days ago
🙈 tasting 7th and last wine
at wset level 2 course (4th meeting)
2nd of a syrah couple.
new world and old world were the expected contenders.
this was the fruity one so my guess was Ozzie shiraz.
herbs, spice, blackberry and plum, vanilla and added smoke 👃
felt almost off dry but not...
intense 👄 of mostly black fruits with hints of spice & herbs. even less oak.
i tasted a few other mid level penfolds not long ago, and like this one, no big impression was made. — 3 days ago
Color of purple with grapefruit. Nose of cherry jam, medicinal note, dried strawberry, a bit plum, a bit blackberry, a bit minty, quite fruits oriented. Taste is similar with addition of good smoky note, ripe grapes and cherry jam, rose, medicinal note again, and quite sweet. Aftertaste is bit hickory with zesty bitter note. Will be popular for sweet teeth. — 2 days ago
Wow! This is a delightful wine. Crisp and fruity, it has wonderful expressions of tropical fruit and honeysuckle leading to a clean finish. It’s not acidic and has a refreshing taste, like a cool breeze on a spring morning. — 5 days ago
Mid Lemon in colour. Nutty aromas with some orange peel and leesy notes. On the medium weight palate some restrained stone fruit flavours well integrated with the oak - well balanced. Medium plus intensity and length. Proving once again that the strengths of Margaret River are Cabernet and blends as well as Chardonnay. Chloe is the premium Chardonnay cuvée from Woodlands. — 3 days ago