2021 Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon
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2021 Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon

South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$130. 00
$1560.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Other Reviews....
Two thousand and twenty one is a fantastic vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 407 that brings together fruit from Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills. The wine shows a lovely presence, with every piece in its place. It opens with expressive cassis, chocolate mint and graphite with well-proportioned oak. A composed and well-structured palate follows, with genuine tension intertwined with tremendous brights of fruit before a cedary, youthful and surprisingly long finish. There's killer balance from start to finish. Drink 2026 - 2035.
93 Points
Angus Hughson - Antonio Galloni's Vinous

A multiregional wine matured in French (25% new) and American (12% new) oak for 12 months. It seems like cabernet sauvignon is uniformly very strong in this year's Penfolds releases. Here, Bin 407 shines – crimson in the glass with plush, varietally true characters of blackberry, mulberries and cassis with hints of fine spice, scattered herbs, tobacco leaf, dark chocolate, cigar box, licorice, bay leaf and cedar. Concentrated yet balanced and poised with a fine tannin framework and bright, energetic line finishing with grace and a sense of latent power. One for the long haul and a strong release. Drink 2023 - 2050.
96 Points
Dave Brookes - Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

Very Australian, bearing riffs on tea tree, black olive, sage and eucalyptus. All Aussie bramble, with tempering elements of clove and a gush of blackcurrant at its core. The tannins, spearmint and compressed. A bit drying, despite the wine's fuller weight. And yet for those seeking liquid Australiana, this is worth its weight in gold. After all, it could come from nowhere else. Drink or hold.
93 Points
Ned Goodwin MW - JamesSuckling.com

The 2021 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon is from Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills. As I smelled this, I thought, "Gee, this smells good!" Usually, I find the presence of American oak to be distracting and ill-matched to the leafy, detailed Cabernet fruit. Here, there has been a significant proportion of French oak (25% new) and a lesser proportion of American oak (12% new oak). You get dark chocolate, berry compote, resin, stewed rhubarb, cassis, crème de menthe, soft-eating licorice and black olive tapenade. All regions have a warm climate, with the exception of Adelaide Hills, of course. In this cooler year, the fruit is mouth-filling without being heavy. Saturating. Lovely. Creamy. Big! Excellent. Drink 2023 - 2051.
94 Points
Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Inspired by Bin 707, this cuvée, first launched in 1993 with the 1990 vintage, demonstrates Penfolds' multi-regional blending philosophy even further by also including Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from McLaren Vale, Padthaway and Adelaide Hills, but dialling down the oak – here 12 months in French (25% new) and American (12% new) hogsheads. A supremely cool and classy wine this vintage whose perfume seduces from the off. Gorgeous, layered aromas and rich flavours of blackforest gateau, rosemary, pencil lead, boysenberries, violets and exotic tobacco. Lovely cleansing acidity prevents any heaviness, and the oak sits in the background, adding a quiet cedar tone and a superfine tannin structure. Hard to resist now, but it will mature beautifully. The best-value wine of the range – a no-brainer at this price. Drink 2025 - 2055.
96 Points
Tina Gellie - Decanter

The grapes for this release were sourced from Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills. 12 months in French (25% new) and American (12% new) oak hogsheads.
Bin 407 always nowadays announces its variety clearly and well. Herb, purple flower, tobacco and mint notes swirl confidently through boysenberry, raspberry and blackcurrant. It’s fresh, it’s convincing, and it’s well sustained. t’s not a flamboyant wine but this has quality and age-worthiness running through its veins. It was a great vintage, and it shows. Drink 2028 - 2040+
95 Points
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front