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.
Autumn and early winter rainfall were above the long-term average. Rain stopped abruptly in early August, pushing Coonawarra below the long term average due to the drier end to winter, with only light showers observed throughout spring. The dry and cool spring period affected canopy growth early in the season. Warm and dry conditions during flowering and fruit-set resulted in rapid grapevine growth and early flowering. A high rainfall event occurred in Coonawarra in January, mostly falling outside of veraison. February delivered weekend heat spikes, pushing mean maximum temperatures well above the average, resulting in early ripening and harvest.
“Really rather refined and classy on the nose. Polished claret with lovely balance. Lots of acidity and tannin on the end. Chewy for now. Dusty and dry on the end. Lifted and fresh. Still a little
under-integrated. Tar and cassis liqueur. Sucky-stony quality. Very refreshing. Sinewy.” Jancis Robinson
2015 vintage 17 points Matthew Jukes
2015 vintage 17 points Jancis Robinson