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Date Printed: 3/27/2015
Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 93944)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 3/27/2015: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
1998 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1995 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
1994 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Radiant, deep, dark red.

Nose: There is no second guessing the variety here - pure Cabernet fruit aromas abound. Notes of beetroot, capsicum and blackcurrant leap from the glass, and with air, sarsaparilla. Oak is barely perceptible, yet sits confidently in the background.

Palate: Firm, complex and ripe, Cabernet fruits are framed and complexed by notes of soy and freshly tanned leather. The 2005 Bin 407 is a balanced wine with a substantial mid-palate - impressively so for a 100% Cabernet offering. Interwoven French and American oak artefacts of vanillin, cedar and lemon complete the offering.

Food pairings: Ideal with hearty meat dishes.

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About Penfolds Wines:

Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines since 1844 and indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then a series of stand-out wines both white and red have been released under the Penfolds masthead.

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker and only the 4th custodian of Grange, relishes the opportunity to bring Penfolds to the world stage and is an enthusiastic ambassador and natural educator. Penfolds came to the attention of the US market when 1990 Grange was Wine Spectator’s ‘Wine of the Year’. Since then, Penfolds Grange has become one of the most collectable wines of the world and was honored to grace the front cover, once again, of Wine Spectator, with declarations of Grange as Australia’s Icon