Launched with the 1990 vintage in 1993, Penfolds Bin 407 was developed in response to the increasing availability of high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. Inspired by Penfolds Bin 707, Bin 407 offers varietal definition and approachability, yet with structure and depth of flavour. A 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 a sensitive use of French and American oak.
Intense dark berry, cassis, dark chocolate, violet, dried roses aromas.
Beautifully concentrated, seductive, opulent wine with superb crème de cassis, plum, blueberry flavours, plenty of vanilla oak and chocolatey sweet tannins. Finishes leafy firm and persistent. Lovely fruit definition, vinosity and balance. Elemental yet showing brilliant potential.
In 1844 when Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold and his wife Mary came from the United Kingdom to the young colony of South Australia, they brought with them the vines that are planted around their stone cottage called "The Grange". The stone cottage in the town of Magill (a suburb of Adelaide) is still there to this day - protected as an Australian National Heritage Icon.
95 points - James Halliday
|Cultivar||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
14.5% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle||10.9 units|
|Drinking Window||2020 - 2040
|Allergen Information||Contains sulphites|
|Food Matches||The wine goes well with lamb with garlic, olives and rosemary, roast lamb, seasoned cheeses such as cheddar, grilled vegetables or grilled (peppers, zucchini, tomatoes).|
McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Robe, Mt. Benson, Adelaide Hills, and Barossa Valley.