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08 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Penfolds Winemakers Selection South Australia 2006

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Tasting Notes Wine Tasting Notes Radiant, deep, dark red. There is no second guessing the variety here - pure Cabernet fruit aromas abound! Notes of beetroot, capsicum and blackcurrant leap from the glass, and with air, sarsaparilla. Oak is barely perceptible, yet sits confidently in the background. Firm, complex and ripe, Cabernet fruits are framed and complexed by notes of soy and freshly tanned leather. The 2005 Bin 407 is a balanced wine with a substantial mid-palate - impressively so for a 100% Cabernet offering. Interwoven French and American oak artefacts of vanillin, cedar and lemon complete the offering.

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Penfolds Wines:
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

Member Reviews for 08 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Penfolds Winemakers Selection South Australia

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08/19/2011

Deep earthy aroma. Hints of Tobacco and Licorice. The fruit is not strong but presents itself gracefully. Strong, brandy like finish. Purchased for under 30 US. Highly recommended.


External Reviews for 08 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Penfolds Winemakers Selection South Australia

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2006: in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), lagerfähig 10 - 15 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: PenfoldsRebsorte: 100% Cabernet SauvignonRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Rotwein


External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
01/27/2010

COLOUR: Dense crimson red. NOSE: Ripe, concentrated and varietal. To the fore - dark fruits laced with bay-leaf, camphor, cinnamon and kalamata olive. Less obtrusively - subtle leather & polish, nutmeal and a modicum of oak.PALATE: Redolent of a dark blackcurrant/prune jus over a sticky date or Christmas pudding, yet retaining a somewhat savoury juiciness. A beguiling texture - south-east chalk, sea-mineral (wet-stone) gravely tannins and integrated oak -conspiring to create a dense, muscular weave. No mint , no leafiness - simply full-throttle, amply-flavoured dark Cabernet, replete with a cassis thumb-print.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Sehr eleganter, stilvoller und typischer Cabernet Sauvignon, mit einem feinen Bouquet von Vanille- und Eichen-Tönen. Kräftiger, frischer Körper, etwas Minzen- und Blätter-Aromen.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Im Gaumen entfaltet er Aromen von dunklen Steinfrüchten, Mocca und dunkler Schokolade, im Hintergrund begleiten Noten von dunklen Oliven und teeriger Eiche zu einem lang anhaltenden Abgang.


External Review
11/25/2009

WS: 87 Points


External Review
05/21/2009

Penfold's dark, chewy Cab displays extraordinary ripe fruit with a hint of the grape's firm tannins.



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Tasting Notes Wine Tasting Notes Radiant, deep, dark red. There is no second guessing the variety here - pure Cabernet fruit aromas abound! Notes of beetroot, capsicum and blackcurrant leap from the glass, and with air, sarsaparilla. Oak is barely perceptible, yet sits confidently in the background. Firm, complex and ripe, Cabernet fruits are framed and complexed by notes of soy and freshly tanned leather. The 2005 Bin 407 is a balanced wine with a substantial mid-palate - impressively so for a 100% Cabernet offering. Interwoven French and American oak artefacts of vanillin, cedar and lemon complete the offering.

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