Penfolds `Bin 407` Cabernet Sauvignon 1998 (1 x 750mL) SA.

Launched in 1993 with the 1990 vintage, Bin 407 is true to Penfolds’ multi-region, multi-vineyard blending policy. It is textbook Cabernet Sauvignon, showing strong varietal character and medium weight with ripe fruit at centre stage. French and American oak, usually one in four barrels new, is there in support.

Overview

Launched in 1993 with the 1990 vintage, Bin 407 is true to Penfolds’ multi-region, multi-vineyard blending policy. It is textbook Cabernet Sauvignon, showing strong varietal character and medium weight with ripe fruit at centre stage. French and American oak, usually one in four barrels new, is there in support.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Medium to full red-purple; the bouquet leads with blackberry and cassis, with lesser notes of spice and cedar. The wine then shifts more into blackberry and bitter chocolate flavours on the long palate, sustained by lingering tannins. More elegant than the Bin 389, but will also be very long lived."

Rating 94 Drink 2015 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Date Tasted Feb 01

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep purple/red with purple hues at rim.

Aroma

Youthful and varietally defined. Leafy, with a suggestion of eucalyptus. Damson plum and subtle soy and mocha notes rise above restrained, cedary oak.

Palate

Tight, with sweet, fleshy, blackcurrant/redcurrant and dark berry fruit. Raspy tannins are caught up in the generous fruit rush, with praline and anise flavours offering additional distractions. The oak is all but soaked up by the fruit. An impressive wine, still very youthful; more generously flavoured than the 1997, similar in stature to the 1996.

Wine Background

The availability of increased volumes of high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon fruit gave Penfolds the opportunity to develop a wine inspired by Bin 707, but at a more affordable price.

Launched in 1993 with the 1990 vintage, Bin 407 is true to Penfolds’ multi-region, multi-vineyard blending policy. It is textbook Cabernet Sauvignon, showing strong varietal character and medium weight with ripe fruit at centre stage. French and American oak, usually one in four barrels new, is there in support.