93 Points James Halliday
Strong colour; has considerable richness and depth to bouquet and palate alike; plummy black fruits are supported by positive oak and emphatic tannins; long-lived style sure to improve. Drink to 2027.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2009
"So with the exception of the Bin 28 Kalimna, it’s pretty much a big thumbs up from me for the 2009 Penfolds Bin releases.
I like what I’ve seen of 2007 Coonawarra so far I might add.
There’s a touch of pepper, raspberry rope and fresh red berry fruits backed with light cedar oak – clean and lively. It’s mid weight, fresh and very tasty with brightly lit red fruits and a little spice – some slightly bitter herbal flavours don’t detract. The tannins are firm and lightly drying and the finish is good – a little peppery but fruit sweet and expansive. Nice wine. Very young but should age well."
Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Mar09
Alcohol : 14.5%
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2011 - 2020
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front 4 March 2009