2012 Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2012 Penfolds Bin 407 is dusty, flecked with tobacco, sweet-fruited and perfectly polished, but it’s all olive tapanade and herb and stem through the finish. There’s ripe fruit and sweet oak, but there’s leaf, and therefore life. This release lingers beautifully, has a sense of precision to its structure, and should age grandly. James Halliday 96 Points, Drinking Window, 2018 – 2032.