Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Cork Closure)
A sensational Bin 407 that masterfully articulates varietal precision with outstanding concentration and presence. This is a vintage that will turn heads from the moment it's lobbed into the wine world, and will flatter incrementally as it uncoils over the coming decades. An exact core of bright, crunchy yet oh so dense blackcurrant and cassis fruit is intricately woven in a fine web of magnificently full and enduring tannins. In line, length and sheer jubilation, this is one of the greats in the lineage of 407 and the best buy of the current release collection. Drink: 2031-2041. Price: $100. Rating: 96/100.
Deep, bright red/purple colour, with youthful clarity and freshness. The bouquet is mulberry, blackcurrant and blackberry scented, very cabernet but also rich and ripe and minimally leafy. The wine is full-bodied and the tannins are very assertive, coating the entire mouth and leaving a drying sensation that lingers. There are smoky, mocha and graphite touches on the aftertaste. The farewell lingers for a long time. This is a long-term Bin 407. Alcohol: 14.5%. Closure: screwcap. Drink: 2036. Price: $100. Rating: 95/100.
96 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating