2009 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 407
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • WF 94
  • IWC 91
  • W&S 91
  • JH 90

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WF 94
Wine Front - Wine Front, February 2012
So much dusty flavour and tannin here. Incredibly varietal. Blackcurrant mulberries and briar-bush. Has a cool menthol character too. Medium-weight noticeably tannic and yet fluid. Real fan of this. Real cabernet... So much dusty flavour and tannin here. Incredibly varietal. Blackcurrant mulberries and briar-bush. Has a cool menthol character too. Medium-weight noticeably tannic and yet fluid. Real fan of this. Real cabernet; structured but not overdone. Long dusty sinewy length. Not an opulent wine; this is not a wine for the fruit tarts. It's simply a wine of class and purity and varietal integrity.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Deep ruby. Red- and blackcurrant aromas are complemented by notes of cocoa powder pipe tobacco vanilla and cracked pepper. Lush but lively offering intense dark fruit flavors and suggestions of cola and mocha. Dusty... Deep ruby. Red- and blackcurrant aromas are complemented by notes of cocoa powder pipe tobacco vanilla and cracked pepper. Lush but lively offering intense dark fruit flavors and suggestions of cola and mocha. Dusty tannins build with air and add grip to the long penetrating finish. This wine should age slowly.
W&S 91
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2012
Packed with luscious black cherry fruit this wine takes its time to reveal the clean lines of its structure. The tannins take on earthy detail with air the fruit highlighting freshness. Decant it for thick-cut lamb chops.
JH 90
James Halliday - James Halliday, July 2012
Impenetrable colour; the bouquet is the essence of blackcurrant supported by a prominent dose of eucalypt; the palate is full-bodied and no shrinking violet with very firm tannins dominating both fruit and oak at this... Impenetrable colour; the bouquet is the essence of blackcurrant supported by a prominent dose of eucalypt; the palate is full-bodied and no shrinking violet with very firm tannins dominating both fruit and oak at this early stage.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Vintage 2009

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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.