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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 122954)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Spectator 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
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 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:

Deep magenta in color. The nose is energetic exuberant. Varietally pure – cassis/blackcurrant, at the physiologically riper end of the spectrum – no herbal or green cues. Other aromatics include derived scents extolling memories of homemade cannoli – its pastry and custard/chocolate. Upon sitting, a suggestion of Chinese sausage. French oak is evident, with clove, cedar, pencil shavings. The palate is full-bodied, fresh, bright and lively. It is defined and focussed. Solid, granular tannins, balanced acidity and friendly yet reserved oak, beckon an impressive structural conveyance. Palate length and persistence? Only one way to confirm... please pour.
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About Penfolds Wines:

Founded by a young, English doctor in 1844, Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines that have changed the landscape of Australian winemaking. Over the past century, Penfolds has 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 standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead. Under the direction of master winemaker, Peter Gago, Penfolds is now found in every major wine market in the country. Extraordinary wines such as Block 42 and Bin 60A have also been released during his tenure. Penfolds wines are now widely celebrated for their diversity and quality across many price-points. The strength of Penfolds is that the wine comes first. Penfolds' range of table wines is utterly Australian, evoking a generosity of spirit and the beauty of the Australian landscape.