2012 Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon

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(92 Points) Made with a blend of fruit from Wrattonbully, Padthaway, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Langhorne Creek, the 2012 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet color with a hint of purple and a nose exuding warm blackberry compote notes, blueberry preserves, spice cake and mocha plus a touch of menthol. Medium to full-bodied, it offers mouth-filling black berry and cassis flavors with a touch of mint, a crisp line of acid and firm grainy tannins to shape the long finish.  eRobertParker.com #215 Oct 2014 Reviewer: Lisa Perrotti-Brown



OVERVIEW: Launched with the 1990 vintage in 1993, Bin 407 was developed in response to the increasing availability of high quality Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. Inspired by Bin 707, Bin 407 offers varietal definition and approachability, yet still with structure and depth of flavor. Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon, the varietally expressive Bin 407 highlights the rewards of Penfolds multi-region, multi-vineyard blending, with a core of ripe fruit supported by sensitive use of French and American oak.



GRAPE VARIETY: Cabernet Sauvignon



VINEYARD REGION: Wrattonbully, Padthaway, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Langhorne Creek



WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol: 14.5, Acidity: 6.7 g/L, pH: 3.56



MATURATION: 14 months in 22% French oak (100% new) and American oak hogsheads (19% new, 16% 1-y.o., 43% seasoned)



NOSE: Initially not overtly Cabernet Sauvignon...emitting mixed cues, by virtue half-way between that expected of Bin 407 and Bin 707?



Scents of black olive, charcoal, meat jus/pan-scrapings, rosemary...all converge, arching across a darkened veil of fruit. Oak impacts – clove and cedar detectable.



PALATE: Solid, generous. Sweet middle-palate – a Cabernet structural doughnut? No, not here! Softened, integrated tannins. Bereft of harshness, astringence. Oak presence suggested on nose is not as prominent on palate. A generous flavor amalgam of chocolate, smoked meats, black fruits (predominantly blackberry), dates, fig.


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