Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon from Penfolds
The Wine Review:
The Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon is a multi-regional blend with its fruit sourced from multiple South Australian regions (including Wrattonbully, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, and Clare Valley). It is aged for 13 months in French oak (24% new) and American oak hogsheads ((10% new, 27% 1-y.o., 39% 2-y.o.). Similar to the Bin 389, the recommended retail price is AU$90 (although you can normally find it cheaper at local stores). Although still an expensive wine, compared to its big brother, the Bin 707 which is AU$350, it offers relatively better value.
The wine has a deep crimson purple colour along the edge that darkens to a deep purple in the centre. On the nose it’s quite pleasant with berries, cassis, cedar, and floral undertones. The oak is present but not overly obtrusive. On the palate it’s rich and chocolaty with dark fruits and savoury notes. It has good length and tannins persists all the way through. For the 2014 vintage at AU$90, if I had to pick between the Bin 389 and this, I would pick the Bin 407.