Oozing with notes of bittersweet chocolate date-nut bread mocha raspberry puree and blackberry that show a hint of caramel this intense wine is creamy and plush with cigar box and baking spice details coming in on the finish which just goes on and on. Drink now through 2045.
An amalgam of redcurrant and blackcurrant aromas with cedary and leafy tones dark berries and pepper and plenty of oak strut. The palate has a deep vein of black-fruit flavors as well as plum and chocolate. Bold extract. A blend of Padthaway Coonawarra Wrattonbully McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley. Drink now. Screw cap.v
Dark magenta. Ripe cherry cassis cracked pepper and incense aromas are complemented by suggestions of menthol pipe tobacco and woodsmoke. The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 407 shows firm tension and power in the mouth offering sappy red and dark berry vanilla rose pastille and spicecake qualities and a sweetening cola nuance that emerges with aeration. Juicy and energetic on the long gently chewy finish which features well-knit tannins and lingering spice and bitter cherry notes. Raised in a combination of French and American oak hogsheads 35% of them new.
While the 2019 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon shows ample concentration and ripe tannins there's a pervasive herbal note. While some will call it Cabernet's varietal character?and I won't dispute that a bit of pyrazine is indeed endemic to the Cabernet family of grapes?balance is key. To this taster there's just a bit too much mint and other green stuff for me to go gaga over the 2019 Bin 407. It's still an excellent wine with plenty of weedy cassis fruit a ripe lush feel on the medium to full-bodied palate and a velvety dark-chocolate finish. Sourced from Padthaway Coonawarra Wrattonbully McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley it spent a year in a combination of French and American hogsheads.