Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Cork Bottle Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Cork Bottle




Taste Description

Deep and prominent – solid red.

Where to start? So immediately true to variety. Punchy, not shy.
Beneath: Subtle forest floor earthiness, laced with liquorice, fennel and anise with a sceric of non-aggressive fresh spearmint.
Above: Sugar pastille wafts – somewhat reminiscent of the fruit bon bons of youth… more prescriptively/realistically – blackcurrant jelly bean.
In between: Summer pudding fruit generosity – suggestive of a cherry clafoutis? Or maybe a fleshy red cherry trifle, avec sponge cake? Yes please.
Absorbed: Stylish/coiffured oak … want to say classy, but might sound pretentious? Next time.

Bountiful red cabernet fruits complexed by cut tobacco (pouch) and darkened spices.
Seamless, with a tightness/tension between acidity and tannins.
These tannins are ripe and friendly – currently perceived as fruit, not oak tannins.
Oak – quite possibly partially contributing to the sweetness apparent on palate?
Flavour and length. Lingers.

Winemaker Quotes

“Competitive for regional attention - assertive McLaren Vale cabernet tussles with confident Coonawarra cabernet. In this blend, we win!”

“Well-heeled ripe (fruit) tannins – sitting back confidently. Compliant cabernet sauvignon tannins? Surely not?!” 

- Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker


産地: ラットンブリー、マクラーレン・ヴェイル、バロッサ・ヴァレー、クナワラ、クレア・ヴァレー。



Vintage Conditions

Autumn and winter rainfall across South Australia’s main growing districts were below average, conditions that prevailed through spring. Temperatures in spring and early summer were above the long-term average, allowing vines to get away to a quick start. Some late rain in January and early February was a welcome relief, refreshing stressed vines and improving yields.

Cooler conditions followed from mid-February which suited the later ripening cabernet sauvignon. Warmer districts had a break with some early March rain delaying the harvest and allowing great flavour development. The cooler districts in the south-east were picked two weeks earlier than usual. Grapes across all the main growing regions were able to ripen evenly and develop desirable flavours, outstanding colours and fine tannins.