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Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon
Description: Winemaker's Notes
Deep red, dark core. The nose is initially not overtly Cabernet Sauvignon, emitting mixed scents of black olive, charcoal, meat, rosemary arching across a darkened veil of fruit. Oak aging porduces aromas of clove and cedar detectable as well. The palate is solid, and generous. Softened, integrated tannins, bereft of harshness, astringence. Oak presence suggested on nose is not as prominent on palate. A generous flavor amalgam of chocolate, smoked meats, black fruits, dates, fig.

Critical Acclaim
JH 95pts
Australian Wine Companion - "The grapes came from Wrattonbully, Padthaway, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Langhorne Creek, partially barrel-fermented before spending 14 months in 22% French (100% new) and 68% American (19% new, 16% 1yo, 43% seasoned) oak hogsheads. A very interesting wine; it's not until the finish of the palate and aftertaste that the leopard's spots become clear. From this point you need to work backwards to finally arrive (on reassessment) at the bouquet, which has developed the cassis and plum fragrance it initially lacked, likewise the juicy fruit of the mid-palate."
W&S 94pts
Wine & Spirits - "Several tasters commented on the kinetic aspect of the flavors, the purity of the cherry-scented fruits, its depth of gentle tannins and high notes of violets and roses lending contrast and energy. "
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