Here is the next instalment from the 407 lineage, a gorgeous regional blend from five different South Australian vineyards.
It comes in a midnight black colour with a dark red hue. It has smells of cedar and cigar box, while classy oak and subtle herbs linger in the background. The blackcurrant and cassis fruit are evident as is dark chocolate and coffee. Medium to full-bodied on the palate.
This is sure to reward the drinker now or in years to come.
94 – James Halliday
“An interesting regional blend from McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Coonawarra, Wrattonbully and the Barossa Valley, it spent 12 months in 26% new French hogsheads, the remainder in new (12%) and used American hogsheads. Like all the ’13 Penfolds red releases, has very good colour, and unquestioned varietal character from the first whiff through to the finish and aftertaste. It has elegance, balance and a restrained medium-bodied persona. It fully reflects the long arm Penfolds has with its fruit sourcing.”
95 – Tyson Stelzer
“Another grand release in the great lineage of 407, this is an impeccably varietal cabernet of intricately engineered structure and incredible longevity. Blackcurrant and cassis fruit are framed skilfully in lively acidity and the dark chocolate and coffee of classy French (26% new) and American (12% new) oak. Fruit and oak tannins unite seamlessly to propel the finish with confidence and great persistence. A blend of McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Coonawarra, Wrattonbully and Barossa Valley.”