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

“Closer to its Bin 389 sibling than usual…not a bad thing! Darker, less primary.”

“With the ingestion of air varietal markers are released more cooperatively, revealing the wine’s I.D./DNA.”


Winter rainfall was lower than the long-term average for most parts of South Australia. Variable conditions continued through the period from October to December. In Wrattonbully and Padthaway these conditions continued across the ripening period yet delivered full varietal fruit flavour expression. Balanced canopies and fruit load provided even ripening throughout veraison. Each region enjoyed favourable weather in the lead-up to harvest, producing fruit rich in character with strong tannins and impressive depth of flavour.