"A sensational Bin 407 that masterfully articulates varietal precision with outstanding concentration and presence. This is a vintage that will turn heads from the moment it’s lobbed into the wine world, and will flatter incrementally as it uncoils over the coming decades. An exact core of bright, crunchy yet oh so dense blackcurrant and cassis fruit is intricately woven in a fine web of magnificently full and enduring tannins. In line, length and sheer jubilation, this is one of the greats in the lineage of 407. The best buy of the current release. Drink 2031-2041." - Tyson Stelzer
"The grapes for this release were sourced from Coonawarra, Barossa, McLaren Vale, Padthaway and Wrattonbully. It spends 12 months in a combination of French and American oak.
And then the violets bloomed and the vanilla pods burst and a red sea of cassis gushed into focus. The dust, the bay, the docks of tobacco; you could sit on this and grow old alongside. This shows the Marananga release of the same vintage how to present your house for sale. There’s mint in the bathroom and an overflow to the fruit bowl but the end effect puts you at ease and makes you want to buy. Balance. Elegance. Length. We’re gliding to the left and we’re gliding to the right; the shoes are shined and there’s a sheen to them springs. This is a beautiful presentation of cabernet sauvignon." - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, September 2018