Penfolds Bin 407 Cab Sauv 2018 750ml
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, multi-vineyard blending, with a core of ripe fruit supported by sensitive use of French and American oak.
When to drink
Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking Now – 2038.
Soars brazenly, immediately cabernet – tomato relish/chutney, cassis.
Other fruits edge forward for shelf-space – yellow fleshed plum and ripe persimmon.
Intriguingly, other less assertive aromatics offer more complexity: sage soaked in butter/oil (pre-saltimbocca
preparation); olive leaf/turmeric spices, caper brine.
Medium-bodied; elegantly framed. No mid-palate deficiencies!
Blackcurrant and plum fruits sit alongside mocha/chocolate/walnut flavours.