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2021 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon "Bin 407"

Penfolds 2021 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Penfolds

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bin 407"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: South Australia

State or country: Australia

Price: $80

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 95.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: March 14, 2024

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Penfolds opens with a blackberry and mild leather bouquet with hints of black cherry, cinnamon, and cola. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is well-balanced, silky smooth and seamless. The flavor profile is mild blackberry and black licorice blend with notes of stewed black plum and menthol. We also detected hints of black tea, black cherry, oak, and black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate dusty tannins build-up and stick around for a very long time. The Tasting Panel would decant this Cab before pairing it with Roy’s prime rib roast or a pan roasted duck breast. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Crimson red
Compelling, attention grabbing. Varietally correct, all the T’s crossed and I’s dotted. There is a lot to decipher here. First, heady aromatics of violets, blackberry, and mulberries. Cherry clafoutis, blood plums, brioche. Next to emerge are the leafy, herbaceous notes, perfectly rendered without any suggestion of under ripeness. Mulberry leaf, bay leaf, wet tobacco/cigar box add further intrigue. Classic English baking spices lurk quietly in the background.
After the aromatic impression, one might expect a forbidding palate. Not so. It’s remarkably approachable, yet clearly built for a long spell in the dungeon.
The cool dark fruits are very concentrated and varietal. The leafy notes on the nose morph into char-grilled savory flavors of grilled capsicum and cumin spiced eggplant, infused by sandalwood and cherry wood smoke. The tannins are graphite-like, fine but reassuringly persistent, with a faint suggestion of bitter dark chocolate. At the time of tasting the wine is very energetic, dancing the tango at full tempo. Don’t expect a slow waltz anytime soon. One for the long haul.

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Penfolds 2021 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon.

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