Penfolds

Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8211 ratings
8.720 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Fernando Motta

Highly concentrated fruit. Blackberries, raspberries with currant notes. Tight tannins. Ultra rich finish.

Highly concentrated fruit. Blackberries, raspberries with currant notes. Tight tannins. Ultra rich finish.

2 people found it helpfulApr 9th, 2016
Donny Anderson

Big ol' Aussie Cab. Concentrated red fruit and spiced vanilla. Hints of smoke and pepper. Structured but not overly tannic. Nice bottle of wine.

Big ol' Aussie Cab. Concentrated red fruit and spiced vanilla. Hints of smoke and pepper. Structured but not overly tannic. Nice bottle of wine.

1 person found it helpfulMar 21st, 2016
David Etienne

Solid Australian cab. Lots of ripe red fruit on the nose, with cherry and mint on the palate. A generous fresh finish. Went well with BBQ sirloin tip roast and even better with chocolate cake.

Solid Australian cab. Lots of ripe red fruit on the nose, with cherry and mint on the palate. A generous fresh finish. Went well with BBQ sirloin tip roast and even better with chocolate cake.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 29th, 2016
Boris Mathiszik

Bought this with excitement after trying the Bin 9 2013, but the 2012 doesn't quite get there. After two hours of air it finally opened up enough. Re-Tasting 10/31/18: perhaps the first bottle just wasn’t stored right. This cab shines and matches the 13 right after opening. Upped from 89 to 91.

Bought this with excitement after trying the Bin 9 2013, but the 2012 doesn't quite get there. After two hours of air it finally opened up enough. Re-Tasting 10/31/18: perhaps the first bottle just wasn’t stored right. This cab shines and matches the 13 right after opening. Upped from 89 to 91.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2016
Steve Hahn

Nice well rounded cab good value for the price. Red fruit cherry and a nice mineral finish. With tortellini good combination overall.

Nice well rounded cab good value for the price. Red fruit cherry and a nice mineral finish. With tortellini good combination overall.

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2015
Christanna Honer

Red fruit, more iron, cinnamon, a little of that eucalyptus thing. Pretty tight and unexciting.

Red fruit, more iron, cinnamon, a little of that eucalyptus thing. Pretty tight and unexciting.

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2015
Daniel P. Drake

I was given this Cabernet Sauvignon as a Christmas gift. I know it is the 23rd but, I didn't think it would hurt to have it tonight. The nose at first opening is very expressive with nice fruit, black cherry, black currant, black pepper, green bell pepper, and licorice. On the palate the black cherry and black currant continue through. Being a 2012 I am surprised at how velvety this is. I continue to get tobacco notes and vanilla. There at medium + tannins and medium + acidity with a good long finish. Not a bad bottle of wine from Australia.

I was given this Cabernet Sauvignon as a Christmas gift. I know it is the 23rd but, I didn't think it would hurt to have it tonight. The nose at first opening is very expressive with nice fruit, black cherry, black currant, black pepper, green bell pepper, and licorice. On the palate the black cherry and black currant continue through. Being a 2012 I am surprised at how velvety this is. I continue to get tobacco notes and vanilla. There at medium + tannins and medium + acidity with a good long finish. Not a bad bottle of wine from Australia.

1 person found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2014
Beau Carson

Tight, grainy tannins with lots of red and black fruit and some eucalyptus. Not overly complex.

Tight, grainy tannins with lots of red and black fruit and some eucalyptus. Not overly complex.

Apr 29th, 2017
Hilary McCown

Layers of mint, eucalyptus, cocoa, dried and fresh plum. Integrated tannins and high acidity rein it in. Big but structured. Tasty!

Layers of mint, eucalyptus, cocoa, dried and fresh plum. Integrated tannins and high acidity rein it in. Big but structured. Tasty!

Oct 15th, 2016
Boris Mathiszik

Very nice cab, still young, but beautiful and smooth. I really like Penfolds.

Very nice cab, still young, but beautiful and smooth. I really like Penfolds.

Feb 7th, 2016