…link for the price rise of 389)reds. Their price is way in excess of my curiosity. Bin 707 is now $ 350 and even Bin 389 is $ 80 (See
The whites, at least the Reserve Bin A chardonnay are another story. Site specific and still (but for how long?), when on deep discount (these bottles for $ 72 each) interesting enough to tempt me.
A wine from the 2011 vintage that overtly benefits from Bin 707's relegation from the vintage.Often dubbed ‘ Baby Grange', partly because ex-Grange barrels are used to mature the wine, this is one of the staples of Penfolds portfolio.
A balancing act of fruit and oak has achieved a full-bodied, voluminous liquid, with notes of spice and coffee, Christmas pudding and black olives. Technically tricky weather conditions meant that excellent vineyard management and fruit selection …
All French oak used was new... to good effect! Inspired by Bin 707, and a great wine to showcase high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, 407 is a multi-region, multi-vineyard blend. Again, a product of a technically challenging vintage, the fruit that went forward for the wine was nevertheless pristine thanks to careful vineyard management.
A textbook Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon, on the nose there's mint and dried herbs along with spicy, meaty character. To taste, green olive and a …
There won't be a Bin 707 produced from 2011 so this is the top Penfolds cabernet from the vintage. This 2011 Bin 407 is made from grapes grown in the McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Robe and Coonawarra regions. Twelve months in 30% French oak ( 100% new) and 70% American oak ( 20% new). The price keeps [...]
…Chardonnay . Margaret River. 13.3%. Coming after the Bin A Chardonnay, this was only ever going to be flabby and undone. It's much more developed than the Penfolds - diffuse, unknotted and in decline. Melon and pineapple, it's frontal and warm and the tension is long gone.
Villa Maria's 2013 Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc has been awarded the grand champion award at the Old Ebbitt Grill International Wines for Oysters Competition in the US. It was up against 320 other wines from 14 countries in the annual competition.
Hahn Estates debunks the misconception that large corporate wineries cannot produce outstanding Pinot Noir. The Hahn Family Wines lineup includes Pinot Noir under the Hahn Winery, Cycles Gladiator, Bin 36, Hahn SLH Estate and Lucienne labels. Total production of all Hahn Family Wines is about 400,000 cases annually from winery ...
What if I told you of a Georgian dinner, paired with Bourgognes, served by an Israeli/ Swede goalie? Daniel Lifshitz and his wife Ani put together a very fun event at Tel Aviv's Bin 281 (which Daniel calls his second home). The guy's a class act and a walking fountain of Burgundy lore and passion. Bagrationi, Finest nv
A Georgian bubblie quaffer, offering adequate pleasure and a mineral cut.
…and liquorice. Beautifully balanced palate, with spicy savoury elements combined with the still bright mid weight fruit. Great length and very classy, this was a fantastic way to finish looking at these wines and my equal wine of the night. 93/100