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Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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There are 9 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Jon Steeves rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

The 2012 vintage offers rich dense concentration of fruit aromatics, well-balanced tannins and acidity. Amongst the red berry, eucalyptus and mint shine through with persistence of red and blackberry and black pepper in a long finish. This wine is exceptionally smooth and well integrated at it's age. Recommend to enjoy 2016-2022. Fantastic companion with BBQ steak or Tex Mex fajiitas.
David Skinner rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Deeply hued ruby and opaque. Aromas of cassis, black currant, spice and mocha. A delightful mouthful of black fruit and chocolate with firm tannins that are grippy but not too aggressive. Nice acidity and well balanced. The finish is persistent and full of fruit and toasty oak notes. Roasted venison with a juniper berry glaze would go nicely with this elegant Cabernet.
Matt Steeves rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

A gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon from one of Australia's most storied wineries, Penfolds. The nose welcomes you with fleshy dark berries, mint chocolate, mocha, and black pepper. Full bodied, and so incredibly well balanced! Packed full of sweet dark fruit, black currant, black cherry, cedar, and baking spices. A wine with the structure to permit ageing 20+ years, and each year it will maintain that beautiful balance while those sweet fruits evolve into more rustic notes. This would make a fantastic gifting wine this holiday season, and for those special roast beef meals, this would be ideal! Enjoy 2015-2035. 93 points. Tasted October 2015. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Terry Jeans rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

A lovely Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia. Big and bold, with juicy dark fruit, thick tannins and high acidity. Full-bodied and luscious! If you are looking for beautiful example of Cab Sauv to go with rich protein dishes, this one is perfect.
Tasted October, 2015
Sean O'Regan rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Deep ruby, dark currant, cassis, blackberry, cedar, mineral, herb/mint notes. Rich and round full bodied palate, showing nice extract and depth with cassis, mint, toasty cedar. Great balance and a long finish which still shows some grip. Powerful and classy. 92+
Tasted Oct 2015
Jane LeFresne rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Lots of eucalyptus and violet notes with blackberry and currants.

Ripe black fruit on the palate with high acidity and soft tannins. This wine is quite drinkable now or it could be cellared for a few years.
Lynn Van Der Linde rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This Cabernet Sauvignon captures the excellence we come to expect from Penfold's - a touch stone of excellence in Australian winemaking, and across the world. It's truly the holidays in a glass - eucalyptus, licorice, baking spices, and a hint of floral notes swirl together in the bowl, with a long spicy finish. Great with red meat!
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

The nose offers a wonderful waft of mint and black fruit. The palate opens up the fruit with blackberry and blueberry flavors intertwined with baking spice and mint. The tannins are firm yet velvety soft.
Heather Wall rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Juicy concentration of dark fruit.wrapped up with warm cake spices, pepper, a lift of eucalyptus. Full-bodied with bright acidity and youthful tannins. Perfect gift going into the holiday season. Pair with finer cuts of beef.
Tasted: October 2015

Natalie's Review

Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, South Australia, Australia: A hallway breeze of minty cool rushes out of the glass, then you open the door to fleshy black fruit on the palate and a lovely long finish. Full-bodied, smooth. This is a flagship wine for Australia, from a master producer. Great complexity, balance, structure and depth. It will do well in the cellar, but I challenge you to wait as it's terrific now! The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for this robust Australian red wine grow in the McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Robe, Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, Padthaway and Langhorne Creek. The 2012 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon has polished tannins. The wine was aged in 30% new French oak barrels and remainder, in American oak barrels, of which 20% is new. Decant 1-2 hours. Try it tonight with rare filet mignon. Highly recommended. Drink: 2015-2021. 414987 14% XD 750 mL  $59.95 Score: 93/100. November 14, 2015 Top Rated Red Wine. Gorgeous Gift Wine  Full Review




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