A very confident expression of cabernet sauvignon, this has a briary, red-toned core of fruit with redcurrant, raspberry and blackcurrant aromas, as well as a cedary-oak thread and some pomegranate notes. The palate has a very sleek, long and juicy feel with elegant tannins carrying fully ripe red-plum and dark-cherry flavors. A great 407. Will age well for 15-plus years. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
94 points, James Suckling (Jul 2020)
From Coonawarra, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Robe, matured for 12 months in French (21% new) and American hogsheads (9% new). The warm vintage was mitigated in part by the major Limestone Coast components. Medium to full-bodied, with pronounced blackcurrant varietal fruit expression framed by sage and bay leaf, and appropriately firm cabernet tannins that add both texture and structure. Give it as much time as possible, however accessible it is now.
94 points, James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion (Nov 2020)
The 2018 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of fruit from Coonawarra, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Robe. Classically built, it begins with scents of mint, cigar box and cassis, later adding nuances of olive and chocolate. It's medium to full-bodied, with a smooth, silky yet unyielding feel on the palate, and it ends in a wash of dusty tannins. While approachable now, cellaring 2-3 years should result in greater harmony, and this admirably concentrated wine appears capable of aging well for more than a decade.
92 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Jul 2020)