Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
COLOR: Deep magenta to rim. NOSE: Energetic. Exuberant. Varietally pure - cassis/blackcurrant, at the physiologically riper end of the spectrum - no herbal or greener cues. Other aromatics? Derived scents extolling memories of homemade cannoli - its pastry and custard/chocolate. Upon sitting, a suggestion of Chinese sausage. French oak evident - clove, cedar, pencil shavings ... or American? Doesn't matter - in harmony, in style. PALATE: Full-bodied. Fresh, bright and lively. Defined. Focussed. Quince/miso paste, black olive varietal giveaways, intriguingly coupled with dark chocolate/praline/cocoa-powder - not standard South Australian, South-East Cabernet fare. Solid, granular tannins, balanced acidity and friendly yet reserved oak, beckon an impressive structural conveyance. Palate length and persistence? Only one way to confirm ... please pour.