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Penfolds Cabernet Bin 407 2010

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"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up pure creme de cassis and blackberry preserve aromas accented by lovely menthol, carob and espresso notes plus a hint of marmite. Very tightly structured with a great backbone of medium-firm, very fine tannins, it remains rich and muscular with nice acid freshness through the long finish. Approachable now, it drinks to 2022+...90" WA 2/13

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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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Snooth User: douglas8278
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3.50 5
10/13/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Penfolds Cabernet Bin 407

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

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


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Deep garnet-purple colored the 2010 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up pure creme de cassis and blackberry preserve aromas accented by lovely menthol carob and espresso notes plus a hint of marmite. Very tightly structured with a great backbone of medium-firm very fine tannins it remains rich and muscular with nice acid freshness through the long finish. Approachable now it drinks to 2022+. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up pure creme de cassis and blackberry preserve aromas accented by lovely menthol, carob and espresso notes plus a hint of marmite. Very tightly structured with a great backbone of medium-firm, very fine tannins, it remains rich and muscular with nice acid freshness through the long finish. Approachable now, it drinks to 2022+...90" WA 2/13

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