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East End Wine Exchange USD 57.99 750ml

Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Red 2000

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Winemaker comments by Peter Gago Colour: Deep plum red. Nose: Distinctively Cabernet - varietal leafy/cassis fruits to the fore. Cool climate notes of regional Coonawarra and Bordertown fruit. Palate: Balanced palate with a lingering sweetness/ ripeness of blackcurrant Cabernet fruits, laced with black olive and a suggestion of mint. Quite a reasonable grip on the finish without tannin aggression (tannins are ripe and balanced). as with the other reds from this South australian vintage, drinkability is the hallmark. Vineyard region Coonawarra and Bordertown with significant parcels from Margaret river and Mclaren Vale. Smaller parcels robe and Padthaway. Vintage Conditions Coonawarra experienced a very cool spring with reasonable rainfall leading to abundant shoot growth. rain fell in late December, followed by very dry, hot conditions from the New Year until March. The consistency of quality that will be a hallmark of the year. The quality of Bordertown Cabernet Sauvignon was a highlight of the vintage and it was rated among the strongest in the company. grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon Maturation 12 months in new French (16%) and new american (12%), and used French and american oak. Wine analysis alc/Vol: 13.50% acidity: 6.80g/l ph: 3.49 last tasted 18-Nov-02 peak drinking Now - 2013 Food Matches Ideally suited to Beef, Veal, Cheese.

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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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Winemaker comments by Peter Gago Colour: Deep plum red. Nose: Distinctively Cabernet - varietal leafy/cassis fruits to the fore. Cool climate notes of regional Coonawarra and Bordertown fruit. Palate: Balanced palate with a lingering sweetness/ ripeness of blackcurrant Cabernet fruits, laced with black olive and a suggestion of mint. Quite a reasonable grip on the finish without tannin aggression (tannins are ripe and balanced). as with the other reds from this South australian vintage, drinkability is the hallmark. Vineyard region Coonawarra and Bordertown with significant parcels from Margaret river and Mclaren Vale. Smaller parcels robe and Padthaway. Vintage Conditions Coonawarra experienced a very cool spring with reasonable rainfall leading to abundant shoot growth. rain fell in late December, followed by very dry, hot conditions from the New Year until March. The consistency of quality that will be a hallmark of the year. The quality of Bordertown Cabernet Sauvignon was a highlight of the vintage and it was rated among the strongest in the company. grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon Maturation 12 months in new French (16%) and new american (12%), and used French and american oak. Wine analysis alc/Vol: 13.50% acidity: 6.80g/l ph: 3.49 last tasted 18-Nov-02 peak drinking Now - 2013 Food Matches Ideally suited to Beef, Veal, Cheese.

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