Cabernet Sauvignon from Maclaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Robe and Coonawarra
COLOUR Dense dark red
NOSE Instantly Penfolds – emboldened by its formic disposition and complexity. Mint/dry herb (rosemary/sage) varietal reminiscences. Wafts of Chorizo (red) sausage; tomato and red capsicum pizza base/bruschetta. Integrated, perfumed oak (polished teak, brown boot-polish).
PALATE Varietally IDd and expressive – green olive and a market-garden foray – broccoli/spinach/broad beans/broad-leaf legumes. Fresh acidity coupled with ‘non-shy’ tannins induce structural linearity/definition/liveliness. A firm finish. A persistent ‘afterglow’. Oak well-hidden, awoken with a swirl.
12 months in 30% French Oak(100% new) and 70% American Oak (20% new)
Acidity: 6.6 g/L, pH: 3.62
Launched with the 1990 vintage in 1993, Bin 407 was developed in response to Bin 707, Bin 407 offers varietal definition and approachability, yet 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.