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Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley Bin 407 2015

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96 points James Halliday (Wine Companion): Matured for 12 months in French (25% new) and American (10% new) hogsheads. Bright colour; a testament to the formidable skills and experience of the Penfolds winemaking team: five very different regions (Wrattonbully, Coonawarra, Padthaway, McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley) and a Magimix assembly of oak treatments. The bouquet is utterly convincing, as is the genetic expression of cabernet sauvignon on the long, powerful, medium-bodied palate - which brings with it a silver platter of cabernet tannins. Drink By: 2035. Alcohol: 14.5%. Date Tasted: 24 Aug 2017. (Oct 2017)

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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 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley Bin 407

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Snooth User: douglas8278
9228719
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 10/13/2008

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: yeo mahder
20524469
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/20/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: asdcore
48928323
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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.


Snooth User: stefankubicki
69634138
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/11/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: pvaughn
8175473
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 12/26/2008

This went very well with the steak and grits i cooked. I plan on picking up more bottles soon.


Snooth User: mparsons
12167069
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 01/16/2009

Very nice wine


Snooth User: Atlas308
7086343
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 05/06/2008

Dark fruit, well developed tannins that aren't too harsh. Smooth and sensational.


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External Reviews for Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley Bin 407

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Vintage: 2011 05/27/2015

Youthful purple color. Displays pungent aromas of dried cherry, blackcurrant, licorice and mocha, with a smoky nuance gaining strength with aeration. Taut and refreshingly bitter on entry, offering spice-accented dark fruit flavors and a touch of dark chocolate. The cherry and licorice qualities carry through the finish, which is firmed by youthfully chewy tannins and tangy acidity.


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Vintage: 2011 07/08/2014

Aged in 50% new oak of which 30% is French the very deep purple-black colored 2011 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon presents pure pronounced cassis aromas wed to underlying Mediterranean herb cedar pencil lead and menthol notes. Medium-bodied and taut in the mouth with just enough expressive fruit to meet the firm grainy tannins and lively acid it finishes with good length. Drink it 2014 to 2021+. 91+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Vintage: 2011 05/27/2015

Aged in 50% new oak of which 30% is French, the very deep purple-black colored 2011 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon presents pure, pronounced cassis aromas wed to underlying Mediterranean herb, cedar, pencil lead and menthol notes. Medium-bodied and taut in the mouth, with just enough expressive fruit to meet the firm, grainy tannins and lively acid, it finishes with good length. 2,715 bottles were made. Drink it 2014 to 2021+.


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Vintage: 2011 07/08/2014

Finely focused with juicy currant fruit at the core accented by hints of red pepper and sweet spices. A blanket of fine tannins settles over the well-modulated finish. Best from 2015 through 2020.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 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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Vintage: 2009 02/02/2012

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from South Australia in Australia. 2009 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 407 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/03/2012

Focused, ripe and generous with its blueberry and currant fruit, this picks up delicately savory notes as the finish lingers against crisp tannins. Best from 2013 through 2017. -HS Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from South Australia in Australia. 2009 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 407 750ml


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96 points James Halliday (Wine Companion): Matured for 12 months in French (25% new) and American (10% new) hogsheads. Bright colour; a testament to the formidable skills and experience of the Penfolds winemaking team: five very different regions (Wrattonbully, Coonawarra, Padthaway, McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley) and a Magimix assembly of oak treatments. The bouquet is utterly convincing, as is the genetic expression of cabernet sauvignon on the long, powerful, medium-bodied palate - which brings with it a silver platter of cabernet tannins. Drink By: 2035. Alcohol: 14.5%. Date Tasted: 24 Aug 2017. (Oct 2017)

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