2011 Penfolds Bin 407

2011 Penfolds Bin 407

Red, Ready, but will improve   Red | Ready, but will improve | Penfolds | Code: 24176 | 2011 | Australia > South Australia | Other Varieties | Full Bodied, Dry | 14.0 % alcohol

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Bottle 6 x 75cl

1cs

£250.00

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Scores and Reviews

JANCIS

17/20

PARKER

91+/100

JANCIS - Dark and so purely Cabernet on the nose. Refined, pure cassis with just a touch of cassis leaf. Just a little cedary too. Refined, powder-fine but quite compact tannins., giving them a chewiness. Long and Cabernet-clean finish. Elegant freshness.
Julia Harding, MW - jancisrobinson.com - February 2014

OTHER - All French oak used was new… to good effect! Inspired by Bin 707, and a great wine to showcase high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, 407 is a multi-region, multi-vineyard blend. Again, a product of a technically challenging vintage, the fruit that went forward for the wine was nevertheless pristine thanks to careful vineyard management.

A textbook Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon, on the nose there’s mint and dried herbs along with spicy, meaty character. To taste, green olive and a market-garden foray – ie leafy vegetables – and good, structured tannins.
Peter Gago - Chief Winemaker, Penfolds

PARKER - Aged in 50% new oak of which 30% is French, the very deep purple-black colored 2011 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon presents pure, pronounced cassis aromas wed to underlying Mediterranean herb, cedar, pencil lead and menthol notes. Medium-bodied and taut in the mouth, with just enough expressive fruit to meet the firm, grainy tannins and lively acid, it finishes with good length. 2,715 bottles were made. 
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - eRobertParker.com #211 - February 2014

The Story

Penfolds

Producer

Penfolds

Penfolds is undoubtedly one of the top wine companies in the world in terms of quality, product range and consistency. Peter Gago has now taken over winemaking responsibilities and a string of good vintages over the past five years has helped Penfolds stay at the top of the Australian wine boom.

The quality of Penfolds' red wines is simply world-class; nowhere else will you get such great wine for such good value. Penfolds Grange, without doubt Australia's greatest red wine, is also recognised as one of the worlds' finest.

Grape

Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

Region

South Australia

At 72,000 hectares, South Australia is the engine room of the country's wine industry, responsible for 43 percent of its vineyards and encompassing some of Australia’s most famous fine wine regions.

One of the most important areas in qualitative terms is the Barossa Valley, beginning 50km north-east of Adelaide, and famous for its full-bodied Shiraz, as well as for its Grenache and Mourvèdre. To the east, the cool Eden Valley is home to some really fine Riesling and top-class Shiraz, such as that made by Henschke. To the north of Barossa is the Clare Valley, also a source of good Riesling but home to well-structured reds as well.

South-east of Adelaide lies the delightful vineyard area of the Adelaide Hills, where fine Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir are produced by wineries such as Petaluma and Llangibby EstateLanghorne Creek to the east of Adelaide has earned a reputation for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Verdelho and Shiraz while, between Adelaide and the sea, McLaren Vale is a noted area for red wines.

The unique vineyard region of Coonawarra lies 400km south-east in an area of pure limestone topped by a loose, red topsoil. Cool enough to resemble Bordeaux, this area produces great Cabernets and Merlots and is much in demand. Slightly to the north and to the west lie the regions of Padthaway and Mount Benson respectively, which enjoy similar success as sources of great white wines, especially ChardonnayWrattonbully however is known for its fresh, varietally-pure Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

However it’s the less-distinguished Riverland region that accounts for 50 percent of the state’s wine production.

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