Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
SKU: penf-bin-407-cab-2018

Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia
Brand Penfolds
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Vibrant crimson red. Soars brazenly, immediately cabernet - tomato relish/chutney and cassis on the nose. Other fruits edge forward for shelf-space - yellow fleshed plum (El Dorado?) and ripe persimmon. Intriguingly, other less assertive aromatics offer more complexity: sage soaked in butter/oil (pre-saltimbocca preparation); olive leaf/turmeric spices, caper brine. Reticent oak (cedar) noted - manifested as a seasoned/maturation character. The palate is medium-bodied; elegantly framed. No mid-palate deficiencies! Blackcurrant and plum fruits sit alongside mocha/chocolate/walnut flavours. Oak? A genteel (washed, older oak) character - affording a maturation, not a flavour imprint. Mouth-watering with fine, rounded/polished tannins. In sharp palate contrast - a finessed, varietally-driven alternative to the muscular and Grange-like Bin 707 Cabernet.
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The 2018 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of fruit from Coonawarra, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Robe. Classically built, it begins with scents of mint, cigar box and cassis, later adding nuances of olive and chocolate. It's medium to full-bodied, with a smooth, silky yet unyielding feel on the palate, and it ends in a wash of dusty tannins. While approachable now, cellaring 2-3 years should result in greater harmony, and this admirably concentrated wine appears capable of aging well for more than a decade.

Joe Czerwinski, July 22, 2020