Penfolds

Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon

8.798 ratings
8.710 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
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
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
Eric Hastings

Beverage and Bar Coordinator Jean-Georges NYC

8.6

This ones for D'Lynn. Straightforward and delicious

This ones for D'Lynn. Straightforward and delicious

Feb 21st, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

Quite nice especially for the price. Tannins were pretty rounded.

Quite nice especially for the price. Tannins were pretty rounded.

Nov 15th, 2014
Jack Thompson

Definitely has some potential... dark cherry and white pepper, violet. Short and abrupt finish will improve with age and tannin structure bound to improve.

Definitely has some potential... dark cherry and white pepper, violet. Short and abrupt finish will improve with age and tannin structure bound to improve.

Nov 29th, 2018
Peter J.

1391

Mar 26th, 2014
Steve North

Solid wine with steak.

Solid wine with steak.

Nov 6th, 2016
Jared Dunlop

Black currant & black pepper nose. Medium tannins medium acidity. Velvety finish. #penfolds #cabernetsauvignon #bin9

Black currant & black pepper nose. Medium tannins medium acidity. Velvety finish. #penfolds #cabernetsauvignon #bin9

Jul 21st, 2016
Chris A

Good nose, subtle goodness that governs the pallet all the way through - another solid winner from Penfolds. Easy drinking Cab Sav - mature if somewhat muted red fruit, but a wonderful finish and a great glass.

Good nose, subtle goodness that governs the pallet all the way through - another solid winner from Penfolds. Easy drinking Cab Sav - mature if somewhat muted red fruit, but a wonderful finish and a great glass.

Apr 10th, 2016