Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon

In classic 2010 style, Bin 407 is approachable from the outset, yet with a tremendous future before it. With magnificent colour, intensity and purity, this is a wine of inky power of deep-set blackcurrant, black plum and cassis fruit of seamless line and incredible persistence. Yet for all of its concentration, it retains a lightness on its feet, with a tangy acid profile and a lifted violet perfume that give a sense of space to its intensity, drawing out cabernet’s more refined hallmarks of capsicum, tobacco and crunchy redcurrants. Tannins are firm, fine and well-gauged to the stature of the wine, promising that this stunning 407 will be exceedingly long-lived. For the record, Coonawarra takes the lead, with support from Wrattonbully, Robe, McLaren Vale and Padthaway.