Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


‘The grapes for this release were sourced from Padthaway, Coonawarra, Barossa, McLaren Vale, and Wrattonbully. It spends 12 months in a combination of French and American oak, only a small percentage of it new. Bin 407 almost always wins me over. The lavender, the bay leaves, the blackcurrant, the sweep of smoky oak, the tannin sprinkled with dust. This is a wine of scaffolding as much as it is of flavour; it’s light-ish in cabernet terms but for me it’s presented more or less exactly as it should be. i.e. it’s built to evolve in the bottle. 93+ points.’ Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front