Penfolds ‘Bin 407’ South Australian Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 16-Apr-2014
The first vintage of ‘Bin 407’ was 1990 following the increased availability of quality Cabernet Sauvignon material, the wine designed to have varietal definition. Fruit from McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Robe and Coonawarra, fermented to 14.3% alc., the wine aged 12 months in oak, 30% French, all new, ad 70% American of which 20% was new. Full, saturated black-red colour with purple hues. The bouquet is firm and concentrated with intense aromas of ripe blackcurrants and cassis, along with notes of fresh herbs and blackberries, the fruit very primary in expression. Fullish-bodied, a solid, dense and deeply concentrated core of pure varietal blackcurrant fruit flavours is the feature on palate. The fruit is expansive, opening to be accessible, with a fulsome, rounded mouthfeel. The fruit is sweet, but balanced by fresh acidity and fine, grainy tannins that fill the mouth with texture and presence, carrying the palate to a leaf and minty nuanced finish. This is a fulsome and accessible, fruity Cabernet Sauvignon with a good core. Match with herb-marinated lamb and venison dishes over the next 7-10 years. 18.0+/20 Apr 2014 RRP $69.99

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