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 multi-region, multi-vineyard blending, with a core of ripe fruit supported by sensitive use of French and American oak.
Deep colour. Beautifully balanced and characterful, cabernet sauvignon with fragrant blackcurrant leaf, praline, mocha aromas with green pepper/ capsicum notes. Dense and chocolaty with beautiful cassis, inky flavours, looseknit graphite tannins and underlying mocha, roasted chestnut notes. Finishes chocolaty firm, long and sweet with persistent cassis, plum notes. A really strong vintage with a lovely balance between cool and warm expressions of cabernet. Possibly the best Bin 407 ever with intense varietal expression, supple/sinuous textures, superb vinosity/ length and South Australian voice. Can see this lasting for another 20 years plus. A compelling counterpoint to its big brother Bin 707. Rating: 97 Points; Andrew Caillard MW
Eucalypt. It blows at you from the outset. It sets the tone for a cool, minty, curranty wine, unmistakably cabernet, complete with tobacco notes, but with licks of sweet redcurrant to keep all-comers happy. Tannin is extra and ultra fine. It’s not a stellar wine but it’s hard to deny its elegant flow of balanced and crafted flavour. Tasted: Oct 2016; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $90; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2021-2032; Rating: 93 Points; Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
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