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Here are two outstanding modern vintages of Penfolds' flagship red wines: Penfolds Grange 2006 (shiraz) and Penfolds Bin 707 (cabernet).

I have tasted both (this vintage of Grange twice), and both years were exceptional vintages in the Barossa Valley and surrounds.

The 2006 Grange consists of fruit from the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Magill, while the 2008 Bin 707 consists of fruit from Coonawarra, the Barossa Valley and Wrattonbully.

Lighting information:

1.  Canon Speedlite 580EX II set to 1/16th power and 24mm zoom, positioned 45 degrees camera right at a distance of 30-40cm, fired through a 40 x 30cm softbox and triggered with a PocketWizard PLUS II

2.  Canon Speedlite 580EX set to 1/128th +0.3 power and 80mm zoom, positioned behind the subject and pointed at the backdrop, fired bare and triggered with a PocketWizard PLUS II.

3.  80cm white reflector dish placed at 90 degrees camera left, 20cm from the subject.

Published on Saturday, 30th June, 2012.

Exposure

Date: Saturday, 30th June, 2012
Time: 4:14pm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
Focal length: 135mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/160th of a second
ISO: 100
Exposure mode: Manual
Subject distance: 1.71m

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