Deep magenta in color. The nose is energetic exuberant. Varietally pure – cassis/blackcurrant, at the physiologically riper end of the spectrum – no herbal or green cues. Other aromatics include derived scents extolling memories of homemade cannoli – its pastry and custard/chocolate. Upon sitting, a suggestion of Chinese sausage. French oak is evident, with clove, cedar, pencil shavings. The palate is full-bodied, fresh, bright and lively. It is defined and focussed. Solid, granular tannins, balanced acidity and friendly yet reserved oak, beckon an impressive structural conveyance. Palate length and persistence? Only one way to confirm... please pour.
"Tight and vibrant, with currant, cherry and floral flavors, this pushes through a layer of firm tannins, glowing alluringly on the expressive finish."
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up pure creme de cassis and blackberry preserve aromas accented by lovely menthol, carob and espresso notes plus a hint of marmite. Very tightly structured with a great backbone of medium-firm, very fine tannins, it remains rich and muscular with nice acid freshness through the long finish. Approachable now, it drinks to 2022+."
The Wine Advocate