Cabernet Sauvignon Robe Coonawarra McLaren Vale Langhorne Barossa South Australia
Bin 407 was developed by Penfolds maestro John Duval in response to the increasing availability of high quality Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. Inspired by Penfolds Bin 707, Bin 407 offers varietal definition and approachability, complete with solid structure and great depth of flavour. As such, Bin 407 shares kinship with Australia's flagship Cabernet wine. Fashioned to a slightly more restrained, elegant style, with distinct varietal blackcurrant cassis fruit definition, fine grained tannins and cedary oak, which never overwhelms but serves to frame the fruit.
Bin 407 is an assemblage of the finest parcels Cabernet Sauvignon made available to the Penfolds team, grown to distinguished vineyards in the southeast of South Australia, traditionally the Limestone Coast, Coonawarra, Bordertown and Robe. Completely mouthfilling, one of Australia's crowning achievements and a textbook Cabernet Sauvignon, the varietally expressive Bin 407 highlights the rewards of Penfolds multi region, multi vineyard winemaking philosophy. The finished wine is constructed to exhibit a core of ripe fruit supported by sensitive use of oak. Bin 407 is matured for a year in a selection of French and American oak hogsheads, a third new, the balance being older, seasoned barrels.
A deep dark core radiating a bright crimson arc. Unmistakably Cabernet - no pretence. Varietal. Subtle oak and complexing sweetness court lavendar / musk / cinammon, with a competing splash of exotic middle eastern spice for good measure. Similiar to Bin 707 in complexity, how can this be? Medium to full bodied, with a firm finish aided and abetted by chunky Cabernet tannins. Complete varietal tightness, with fruit sweetness (choco-mint, blackberry) and an overlay of dusty oak exposed via tell-tale cedar over vanillin nuances. Linear, tight and defined, a serious Bin 407 and immensely satisfying Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine of choice served alongside succulent spring lamb with Tuscan seasoning.