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Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Wine Review

Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

South Australia, Australia

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 11

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Price: $59.95

Drink: 2015-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Penfolds

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 93/100

A hallway breeze of minty cool rushes out of the glass, then you open the door to fleshy black fruit on the palate and a lovely long finish. Full-bodied, smooth. This is a flagship wine for Australia, from a master producer. Great complexity, balance, structure and depth. It will do well in the cellar, but I challenge you to wait as it's terrific now! The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for this robust Australian red wine grow in the McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Robe, Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, Padthaway and Langhorne Creek. The 2012 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon has polished tannins. The wine was aged in 30% new French oak barrels and remainder, in American oak barrels, of which 20% is new. Decant 1-2 hours. Try it tonight with rare filet mignon. Highly recommended.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: filet mignon, pork tenderloin, pizza, pasta, hard cheese.

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This Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was reviewed on November 14, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 414987
  • $75.00 
  • Check Stock
  • AGLC
  • 739967

Reviews and Ratings

Terry Jeans - Certified S rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

A lovely Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia. Big and bold, with juicy dark fruit, thick tannins and high acidity. Full-bodied and luscious! If you are looking for beautiful example of Cab Sauv to go with rich protein dishes, this one is perfect.
Tasted October, 2015
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

A gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon from one of Australia's most storied wineries, Penfolds. The nose welcomes you with fleshy dark berries, mint chocolate, mocha, and black pepper. Full bodied, and so incredibly well balanced! Packed full of sweet dark fruit, black currant, black cherry, cedar, and baking spices. A wine with the structure to permit ageing 20+ years, and each year it will maintain that beautiful balance while those sweet fruits evolve into more rustic notes. This would make a fantastic gifting wine this holiday season, and for those special roast beef meals, this would be ideal! Enjoy 2015-2035. 93 points. Tasted October 2015. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
David Skinner rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Deeply hued ruby and opaque. Aromas of cassis, black currant, spice and mocha. A delightful mouthful of black fruit and chocolate with firm tannins that are grippy but not too aggressive. Nice acidity and well balanced. The finish is persistent and full of fruit and toasty oak notes. Roasted venison with a juniper berry glaze would go nicely with this elegant Cabernet.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

The 2012 vintage offers rich dense concentration of fruit aromatics, well-balanced tannins and acidity. Amongst the red berry, eucalyptus and mint shine through with persistence of red and blackberry and black pepper in a long finish. This wine is exceptionally smooth and well integrated at it's age. Recommend to enjoy 2016-2022. Fantastic companion with BBQ steak or Tex Mex fajiitas.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Juicy concentration of dark fruit.wrapped up with warm cake spices, pepper, a lift of eucalyptus. Full-bodied with bright acidity and youthful tannins. Perfect gift going into the holiday season. Pair with finer cuts of beef.
Tasted: October 2015
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

The nose offers a wonderful waft of mint and black fruit. The palate opens up the fruit with blackberry and blueberry flavors intertwined with baking spice and mint. The tannins are firm yet velvety soft.
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Deep ruby, dark currant, cassis, blackberry, cedar, mineral, herb/mint notes. Rich and round full bodied palate, showing nice extract and depth with cassis, mint, toasty cedar. Great balance and a long finish which still shows some grip. Powerful and classy. 92+
Tasted Oct 2015
Lynn Van Der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This Cabernet Sauvignon captures the excellence we come to expect from Penfold's - a touch stone of excellence in Australian winemaking, and across the world. It's truly the holidays in a glass - eucalyptus, licorice, baking spices, and a hint of floral notes swirl together in the bowl, with a long spicy finish. Great with red meat!
Jane LeFresne rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Lots of eucalyptus and violet notes with blackberry and currants.

Ripe black fruit on the palate with high acidity and soft tannins. This wine is quite drinkable now or it could be cellared for a few years.
A hallway breeze of minty cool rushes out of the glass, then you open the door to fleshy black fruit on the palate and a lovely long finish. Full-bodied, smooth. This is a flagship wine for Australia, from a master producer. Great complexity, balance, structure and depth. It will do well in the cellar, but I challenge you to wait as it's terrific now! The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for this robust Australian red wine grow in the McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Robe and Coonawarra regions. The wine was aged in 30% new French oak barrels and remainder, in American oak barrels, of which 20% is new. Decant 1-2 hours. Try it tonight with rare filet mignon. Highly recommended. OTHER: 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. Score - 92 (Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, erobertparker.com, Oct. 2014) - Community Wine Reviews

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