Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia, 2017
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Padthaway, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley Coonawarra and Wrattonbully. 12 months in French oak (18% new) and American oak hogsheads (14% new).
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.
"This has a duality between some cooler-climate sourcing (some downgraded Bin 707 material went here) and warmer-region fruit from McLaren Vale and the Barossa, delivering impressive flesh and fruit weight. Really builds and fills and holds a wide-open finish. Drink or hold." 93/100 Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com