Robert Parker 97
Sourced from McLaren Vale (41%), Coonawarra, Barossa Valley and Padthaway this vintage, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 spent 18 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads prior to bottling. Scents of vanilla, cedar and celery seed seamlessly swirl around dark notions of cassis, plum, coffee and cocoa. There’s a touch of mint, but it fits well within the context of the wine. Full-bodied, concentrated and rich, this wine looks to have at least two decades ahead of it. The finish is truly special, with beguiling hints of maple syrup balanced by a smooth, enveloping wash of softly dusty tannins.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045
No 2020 vintage made. 8 months in 100% new American. 41% McLaren Vale (including 6% from Block 42), 36% Coonawarra. Oak and fruit both at the forefront – a great double-header. This brings everything together that makes Penfolds great – the boldness, the oak, the stippled tannins, the persistence. Dark and savoury on the length. (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2041