96 Points James Halliday
A multi-regional blend first made in '90, the Limestone Coast regions having an important role, the oak likewise a mix of new and used French and American. It's first and foremost Penfolds, second cabernet sauvignon, and there's no point in moaning about the price, which is made to seem frugal by that of Bin 707. In the scheme of things, it will travel easily thanks to the balance of fruit, oak and tannins. Drink to 2039.
James Halliday Wine Companion.
94 Points Tyson Stelzer
A lifted, fragrant and focused Bin 407 of crunchy, cool personality that celebrates red- and blackcurrants amidst capsicum, mint and cedar. Tangy acidity and firm, fine tannin structure promise medium-term potential. No showstopper, but lacking nothing in accuracy, varietal definition and cellaring promise. Sourced from Wrattonbully, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Clare Valley and matured for 13 months in 24% new French and 10% new American oak hogsheads. Drink 2024 - 2029.