Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 (2022 Release)

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 still with structure and depth of flavour.

Textbook cabernet sauvignon, the varietally expressive Bin 407 highlights the rewards of Penfolds multi-region, multivineyard blending, with a core of ripe fruit supported by sensitive use of French and American oak.

VINEYARD REGION: McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Padthaway, Wrattonbully.

AWARDS

96 Points – Tony Love

96 Points – David Sly, Decanter Magazine

96 Points – Jeni Port

95 Points – Huon Hooke

95 Points – Tyson Stelzer

$119.99 each
$110.39 in any six

Additional details

Cellaring:

Enjoy now or to 2040.

Nose:

An authoritative varietal stamp. Crème de cassis, fresh blackberries/mulberries. A refreshing note of spearmint (sweet jelly leaves?). From the grill, Harissa spiced lamb chops. The spice emporium is well represented: toasted cumin/coriander seeds, fresh bay leaf, and turmeric. The complexity derived of both French and American oak apparent. Toasted coconut (coconut rough), or chocolate truffles in toasted coconut. Cedar. Dusting cocoa/Dutch cocoa.

Palate:

A generous fleshiness persists across the palate. Wild black cherries, cola, sarsaparilla. Sage leaves fried in nut-brown butter over grilled calves' liver. Pistachio terrine. A fine graphite core and cherry succulence. Seamlessly woven tannins. The interplay between the oak, tannins and acid results in an even mouthfeel, a textural sheen. Cranberry acidity and succulence provide a lovely balance. Surprisingly approachable, given the varietal temperament. One to watch, will evolve beautifully over the next two/three decades.

Varietal Composition:

Cabernet Sauvignon
Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 (2022 Release)
$119.99 each
$110.39 in any six