Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Checking Penfolds’ website for winemaking notes, there’s a more than passing resemblance to the websites of the Bordeaux chateaux although thankfully no music.  It proves a good source of notes on back vintage wines.  The Bordelaise resemblance I suspect is not entirely a coincidence in terms of the marketing strategy.  The 2007 Bin 407 is a 100% cabernet sauvignon, with fruit sourced from Coonawarra, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek.  It is showing well at the moment, with rich aromatics of licorice, plum and blackcurrants.  The palate also has a licorice character, supplemented by plum skins and anise.  Overall, a good release with quite a few more years on it yet.  Good to Very Good

Abv: 14%, Price: $50s, Vendors and website:, Tasted: 2015

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