Penfolds `Bin 407` Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

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 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.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Rating 92 - TS - Published on 27 Jul 2014, Australian Wine Companion

Benefiting in no small part from relegation of fruit otherwise destined for Bin 707 and 169, this is a varietally accurate style of black and redcurrant fruit, capsicum and dried herbs. It's tangy, crunchy, lively, fragrant and earthy, finishing edgy with firm tannins and green capsicum notes.

Rating 91+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Feb 2014, eRobertParker.com #211

Aged in 50% new oak of which 30% is French, the very deep purple-black colored 2011 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon presents pure, pronounced cassis aromas wed to underlying Mediterranean herb, cedar, pencil lead and menthol notes. Medium-bodied and taut in the mouth, with just enough expressive fruit to meet the firm, grainy tannins and lively acid, it finishes with good length. 2,715 bottles were made. Drink it 2014 to 2021+.

Winery Tasting Notes

Vineyard Region: McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Robe and Coonawarra.

Colour

Dense dark red.

Aroma

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.

Cellaring

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Last Tasted: November 2013

Maturation Notes: 12 months in 30% French Oak(100% new) and 70% American Oak (20% new)

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.3%

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Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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