Penfolds Bin 407


Launched with the 1990 vintage in 1993, Bin 407 was developed in response to the increasing availability of high quality cabernet sauvignon fruit. Inspired by Bin 707, Bin 407 offers varietal definition and approachability, yet still with structure and depth of flavour. Textbook cabernet sauvignon, the varietally expressive Bin 407 highlights the rewards of Penfolds multiregion, multi-vineyard blending, with a core of ripe fruit supported by sensitive use of French and American oak.
Bright crimson red. Yes, definitely cabernet sauvignon, yet with an Asian demeanour…. How can this be? Well, to begin – aromas not dissimilar to Thai/Vietnamese coriander, betel-leaf. And then – chive, lime, grapefruit dressing and Asian spices; green tea; Thai beef salad spices, nuttiness. Redemptive cabernet markers – cassis and violet aromas …  Authenticating a South Australian birthplace! Upon sitting – almost a powdery sprinkling of ‘soot/coal dust’. And, consistent to this theme – dusty oak! Familial kirsch and tomato puree cabernet flavours underpinned by a pan-jus meatiness, cola. Beneath – a vinous slurry… sharpening-stone replete with oil, graphite/ironstone?! Sleek, elongated tannins (not grippy) align with judicious oak to convey flavours completely and effortlessly across palate.


Cabernet Sauvignon

Penfolds, South Australia, Australia




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