91 Points Robert Parker
Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 407 is a little reticent at this stage, offering glimpses at black berry, black plum and pencil shavings notes with hints of menthol, earth and cloves. Full-bodied, concentrated and packed with black fruits and cedary flavors, it has a firm structure of grainy tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. October, 2017
96 Points James Halliday
Matured for 12 months in French (25% new) and American(10% new) hogsheads. Bright colour; a testament to the formidable skills and experience of the Penfolds winemaking team: five very different regions (Wrattonbully, Coonawarra, Padthaway, McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley) and a Magimix assembly of oak treatments. The bouquet is utterly convincing, as is the genetic expression of cabernet sauvignon on the long, powerful, medium-bodied palate - which brings with it a silver platter of cabernet tannins. Drink to 2035.
Source: James Halliday.
94 Points Tyson Stelzer
Wrattonbully, Coonawarra, Padthaway, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley. 12 months in 25% new French and 10% new American oak.
Cedary and dusty, this is a cabernet of varietal integrity, boasting pronounced green capsicum character over a redcurrant core. Firm, fine Penfolds French oak tannins make for a formidable structure that promises great potential in the cellar, albeit a little grainy at this young age.
94 points Drink 2025 - 2035.
Source: Tyson Stelzer.