Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

SKU 68


COLOR: Deep magenta to rim. NOSE: Energetic. Exuberant. Varietally pure - cassis/blackcurrant, at the physiologically riper end of the spectrum - no herbal or greener cues. Other aromatics? Derived scents extolling memories of homemade cannoli - its pastry and custard/chocolate. Upon sitting, a suggestion of Chinese sausage. French oak evident - clove, cedar, pencil shavings ... or American? Doesn't matter - in harmony, in style. PALATE: Full-bodied. Fresh, bright and lively. Defined. Focussed. Quince/miso paste, black olive varietal giveaways, intriguingly coupled with dark chocolate/praline/cocoa-powder - not standard South Australian, South-East Cabernet fare. Solid, granular tannins, balanced acidity and friendly yet reserved oak, beckon an impressive structural conveyance. Palate length and persistence? Only one way to confirm ... please pour.
Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia
Brand Penfolds
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Wine AdvocateDeep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up pure creme de cassis and blackberry preserve aromas accented by lovely menthol, carob and espresso notes plus a hint of marmite. Very tightly structured with a great backbone of medium-firm, very fine tannins, it remains rich and muscular with nice acid freshness through the long finish. Approachable now, it drinks to 2022+.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 2013