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Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Whoa - what have we got here - no less that the best of the Bin releases this year. Barossa Cabernet can be great and this is a cracking Cracking example with masses of mulberry, blackcurrant and leafy fruits amply supported by vanillin oak. It is big and hold but with plenty of underlying tannins so it will go 10 years or more without missing a beat. Top drawer Aussie Cabernet

'The first time Penfolds has released this straight cabernet sauvignon into its core Bin range, and given there's a $50 price differential between this and Bin 407 this is definitely decent value in Penny terms.'
4/5 stars Tony Love

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Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Andrew Graham (2012 Vintage) says
A brand new wine and looking pretty special. Lots of oak. Seasoned oak it may be but also obvious. Apparently Vale Cabernet makes up a large proportion of this, which could probably explain the more generous fruit. Almost Shiraz like generosity until you get to the finish which is again tannic and almost surly in its tannic raw beefiness. But it looks more real and classic Australianate in its style with more basket pressed style soft tannins than the 407 - very Penfolds and very Oz. I like this and it is going to be an awfully nice old Penfolds red in the future. You'd want to cellar it though. Ultimately this is half the price of the 2011 Bin 407 and I'd recommend this more.
93
Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
A brand new Bin, intended to fill the gap as 407 and 707 ascend into the price stratosphere. It’s an elegant, bright and lively style of pretty rose bud aromas and morello cherry tang. Crunchy redcurrants and leaf define a tightly coiled palate, a little shy on length and depth for the price. A blend of McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Wrattonbully, Barossa, Padthaway, Barossa Valley and Coonawarra, matured for 12 months in French (12% new) and American oak (14% new) hogsheads.
92

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