Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Inspired by Bin 707, Bin 407 offers varietal definition and approachability, yet still 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.

Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully and Padthaway

$135.00 each

Additional details

Cellaring:

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking 2020 – 2032.

Nose:

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.

Palate:

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.

Varietal Composition:

Cabernet Sauvignon
Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
$135.00 each