2008 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 407
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • JH 94
  • IWC 91
  • WS 90

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JH 94
James Halliday, January 2011
Strong deep purple-red; an interesting wine that has the depth of flavour typical of Penfolds and 407 but has avoided any dead/overripe fruit that plagued many '08 wines; juicy blackcurrant fruit is complexed by oak and... Strong deep purple-red; an interesting wine that has the depth of flavour typical of Penfolds and 407 but has avoided any dead/overripe fruit that plagued many '08 wines; juicy blackcurrant fruit is complexed by oak and savoury tannins.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2011
Deep ruby with a bright rim. Seductive perfumed aromas of dark berries mocha and pungent flowers and herbs. Spicy deeply pitched blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors are lifted by tangy minerals and take on a smoky... Deep ruby with a bright rim. Seductive perfumed aromas of dark berries mocha and pungent flowers and herbs. Spicy deeply pitched blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors are lifted by tangy minerals and take on a smoky nuance with air. Finishes with gentle grip and very good persistence leaving a bitter chocolate quality behind. This bottling has a fine track record for aging. -JR
WS 90
Wine Spectator, June 2011
This elegant red has a beguiling purity to its currant plum and cedar flavors hinting at mint and bay leaf as the finish persists against finely polished tannins. Best from 2013 through 2020. 2900 cases imported. -HS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Vintage 2008

Winery

Penfolds

Penfolds is an iconic Australian wine producer established in 1844 when Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold and his family arrived from England and paid the princely sum of £1,200 for 500 acres of the best land in Magill. He planted French vine cuttings with the intention of producing his own “medicinal tonic” wine.

When he passed away, his wife Mary assumed responsibility for the 60 acres of vines in The Grange Vineyard, which was then producing several varieties. She managed the estate for 25 years, passing it on to her daughter Georgina and son-in-law Thomas Hyland when she retired. The Penfold family continued to operate the business very successfully and retained a controlling interest after the company became public.

Penfolds now has an extensive portfolio that includes the ‘House Style’ collection, numbered-bin releases, special bins, and fortifieds among others. It has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking in Australia and across the world.

Penfolds has earned numerous accolades for its flagship and most iconic wine, Grange, the creation of former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert who aimed to match the finest, aged Bordeaux wines. Initially rejected by Penfolds management, the experiment was kept secret and barrels of wines were hidden behind a fake wall in the tunnels at Magill Estate. With bottle age development, a second tasting was greeted with enthusiasm and production was restarted.

Penfolds vineyards are located primarily in South Australia on prime land throughout the state’s most esteemed viticultural regions. Throughout its history, Penfolds has owned and leased vineyards in addition to sourcing grapes from independent growers. Its grapes are sourced from more than 220 vineyards and grape growers across Australia. This strategy reflects the tradition of multi-vineyard and multi-regional sourcing, first introduced in the 1860s by Mary Penfold, and allows for a consistency of style and quality across vintages, something Penfolds is renowned for.