Color: Deep, dark red, with an impenetrable core.
Nose: Brooding, yet compliantly permitting noticeable oak to propel dark fruits from the glass, unveiling wafts of stewed Christmas pudding (a mix of dates / sultana / fig) beneath. High notes of anise,
licorice and an element of scented talc tussle with
more grounded and complex savory & cold meat
aromatics. Gasping for air !
: Youthful, bright dark fruits hover over a base of stewed rhubarb & quince paste. Integrated oak serves to tighten the palate rather than impart any flavor, although upon sitting, coffee-ground and
barrel ferment nuances arise & linger...
"Strong color; has the strength of all the '07 Penfolds' reds, with an array of black fruits, dark chocolate and vanilla/mocha; the tannin structure is particularly good for the vintage."
Australian Wine Companion
"The most recent release of Penfolds' "Baby Grange" is a beauty, loaded with the chocomint character that has made it famous. Dark berry and cassis take over the creamy, lushly textured midpalate, finishing long an velvety. Drink now or hold up to 15 years."
"A classic blend from Penfolds, this is a smooth 2007, emphasizing the chocolate richness of oak. The tannins have softened to creaminess in barrel, while the fruit is still youthfully tart, with scents of violets coming up from under the smoke. Cellar this several years before decanting with grilled lamb."
Wine & Spirits