Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Drinking well now, but will improve with time. ?

Vintage History:

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.
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Origin Multi-district blend, South Australia/Western Australia including Bordertown (SA), Padthaway (SA), Coonawarra (SA), Robe (SA), McLaren Vale (SA), Clare Valley (SA), Barossa Valley (SA), Wrattonbully (SA) and Margaret River (WA).
Maturation 12 months in new French and American (approximately 30%) oak. Also 1- and 2-year-old hogsheads – some of which were used for previous vintages of Bin 707.
Fermentation Stainless steel fermenters with wooden header boards. Some components complete fermentation in barrel.
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon.
First Vintage 1990.
91+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
95 points 2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
90 points Wine Spectator Magazine (US) Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
93 points Wine & Spirits (US) Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
90 points 2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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Behind Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon

Peter Gago
Penfolds Chief Winemaker

"All French oak used was new… to good effect!"

"No 2011 Bin 707. No 2011 Bin 169. A silver-lining, relegational bonus for this wine!"


With above-average winter rainfalls and cool conditions that followed during the spring period, South Australian regions generally experienced a later budburst and disease pressures impacted to varied degrees across the state. Meticulous vineyard management was critical. Spring soil moisture levels resulted in healthy shoot growth and early canopy development. Healthy vegetative growth continued during the cooler spring months and delayed veraison and berry development in the New Year. A few warm days at the end of January guaranteed the completion of veraison and commencement of the ripening season. Multiple rain events, often isolated, meant that attention to detail was required and selective harvesting of pristine fruit. Low baumes at harvest coincided with flavour development.