Bin 688 Vineyard

Penfolds

Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2016

Had this at Bern’s Steak house. Often referred to as “Baby Grange,” ‘16: blend of 51% Cab Sauv & 49% Shiraz, aged 12 months in American oak, partly in previous-vintage Grange casks. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet and complex spice. On palate juicy blackberry flavors with notes of tobacco, cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, fine ripe tannins, long finish ending with smoky spice, fruit & well integrated with oak, went well with my 19oz Strip Steak! — 24 days ago

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Penfolds

Bin 600 California Cabernet Shiraz 2015

Deep purple, 78% cab, 22% Shiraz. Vanilla, oak, licorice, dark chocolate, blackberry. Punchy yet smooth. — 2 months ago

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Bin 77 Valle Central Malbec 2020

S&C Waitrose - delicious Moorish drop — 2 months ago

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Grange Hermitage Bin 95 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Very youthful, big & full bodied — 18 days ago

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Penfolds

Bin 28 Kalimna South Australia Shiraz 2015

Deep red color. Aromas of violets, crushed stone, toasted eucalyptus and red berries. Dark cherry fruit on the pallet with hints of earth, coffee, grilled herbs and spices. Touch of toasted almond and firm tannins on the finish. Fresh and lively. Well balanced with nice symmetry. Though rich and full bodied, there is also an elegance to this wine. — a month ago

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Bin No 0 Great Western Shiraz

Glorious aged Great Western Shiraz. Perfumed, voluptuous and earthy. So gorgeous and perfect with our eye fillet! — 2 months ago

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Beautiful tasting, crisp white wine — 2 months ago

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Delicious after dinner drink! — 23 days ago

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Very smooth and pleasant wine for summer. Hints of green apple. — 2 months ago

Penfolds

Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

A big full bodied red as you would expect given the style and the vintage. Plum, black currant, mocha, liquorice and the remnants of too much American oak in its youth but now settling down and coming together at 26 years of age. At least another 10 years future in it I would say. After a couple of hours in the decanter a very good Cabernet but not particularly identifiable as Coonawarra, although rereading the label the grapes were sourced from a few districts in South Australia. Very Penfolds in style. See 2 previous Delectable notes going back a few years. — 2 months ago

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Andrew Holod

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Very interesting to read your note as I have a last bottle of similar vintage hanging out in the cellar. Maybe better for me to trade/sell it for something I'll find more interest in.
Bob McDonald

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I guess you have to like the style of big ripe fruit and lashings of American oak. It does settle down at this age though and I haven’t tried the recent vintages of 707 but I doubt the style has changed much if at all. I notice the current vintage of 2019 is selling for $650 on Penfolds Australian website so if you chose to sell your 1996 you should get good money for it.
Andrew Holod

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Just checked, my bottle is 1999, but seems that your guidance will still hold true.