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.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
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.
Dense dark red.
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).
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.
Peak Drinking Now - 2025
Last Tasted: November 2013
Maturation Notes: 12 months in 30% French Oak(100% new) and 70% American Oak (20% new)