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Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 7 1996

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Tiefe, violettrote Farbe. In der Nase voll von reifen, roten Beeren, zusammen mit schwarzen Johannisbeeren, gut eingefügte Eiche, mit zart rauchigen Zedern-Aromen. Im Gaumen reich und gehaltvoll, mit Beeren, etwas dunkler Schokolade und feiner rauchiger Eiche. In jedem BIN 707 steckt ein gewaltiges Potential.

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  • 1996

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Winery: Penfolds Wines
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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
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Member Reviews for Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 7

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Snooth User: doofdoof
3620430
5.00 5
11/28/2007

Classic Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon, and the last of the good Bin 407 vintages until 2004. For some reason it appears that Southcorp decided to redirect some of their better Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon to other labels, just after they had established the Bin 407 brand with the strong 1990, 1991 and 1994 vintages


Snooth User: fredzo
3148414
5.00 5
12/30/2009

Wow! Absolutely spectacular! There's a subtlety and creaminess typical of Australian wines. Not as intense as a syrah but an absolutely wonderful taste. Chocolate, subtle oak, a little pepper and smoke. Yum!

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  • Snooth User: njhawar1
    2820342
    4.00 5
    06/11/2007

    Four glasses


    External Reviews for Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 7

    External Review
    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    08/03/2012

    Saturated ruby. Cassis, black raspberry, espresso, dark chocolate and toffee on the oaky nose. Juicy, firm dark berry flavors; concentrated and supple, with ripe supporting acids. Nicely balanced is rather oaky. Finishes with dusty, ripe tannins.


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    Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
    08/03/2012

    Ripe and rich, with style and tremendous length. Redolent of blackberry, bay leaf and pepper, this supple, generous mouthful of Aussie Cabernet reflects a ton of fruit packed into a big frame. Best from 2004 through 2011.


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    Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
    04/16/2009

    Tiefe, violettrote Farbe. In der Nase voll von reifen, roten Beeren, zusammen mit schwarzen Johannisbeeren, gut eingefügte Eiche, mit zart rauchigen Zedern-Aromen. Im Gaumen reich und gehaltvoll, mit Beeren, etwas dunkler Schokolade und feiner rauchiger Eiche. In jedem BIN 707 steckt ein gewaltiges Potential.



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    Tiefe, violettrote Farbe. In der Nase voll von reifen, roten Beeren, zusammen mit schwarzen Johannisbeeren, gut eingefügte Eiche, mit zart rauchigen Zedern-Aromen. Im Gaumen reich und gehaltvoll, mit Beeren, etwas dunkler Schokolade und feiner rauchiger Eiche. In jedem BIN 707 steckt ein gewaltiges Potential.

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