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Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 407text

Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 407 2011

South Australia, AustraliaThis is a very good 407. You can trace a lot of that back to the fact that neither Bin 707 nor Bin 169 were produced in 2011 leaving the best of that juice, collected in McLaren Vale, Barossa, Robe and Coonawarra, for 407. It certainly explains the weight and density and the refined sweet tannins. Half the wine is aged in new oak - 30 French 20 American and it has easily embraced it. The attack is juicy with rich black, savoury fruits with a dusting of dried herbs and mint. Lamb chops would be a fine a pairing but it really needs five more years to settle into itself. Tasted: 06 February 2015Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices:
AB$45.00750mlfine wine boutiques
BC$45.00750mlspecialty listing
Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 414987UPC: 012354071476