Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
NOSE: Expressive and lively with floral notes, fresh and spicy red fruits such as raspberries, wild plums and blackberries above a background of humus, wild mushrooms and fresh aromatic herbs. The oak ageing shows slight tones of toasted bread crust and then, rise minty black chocolate and new leather notes.
PALATE: The substance is bright and juicy, balanced between volume and elegance, reproducing all the aromas through a fresh... View More
Vivid ruby. Powerful aromas of cherry, dried flowers, licorice and mint, plus a touch of woodsmoke. Then broad and creamy on the palate, offering gently sweet red berry and cherry flavors and slow-mounting spiciness. The finish shows subtle sweetness and good tannic grip; this is still quite youthful but shows good promise.
Quite minty, but fleshy and balanced, displaying good dark currant and mulled plum fruit backed by a broad, toast- and loam-filled finish. Drink now.