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Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 407text

Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 407 2021

South Australia, AustraliaIt is year 20 for 407, first created to soak up the rising quality of Australian cabernet sauvignon inspired by the legendary Bin 707. Peter Gago and the team talk about approachability and varietal definition but always with structure and depth of flavour. 407 is a multi-region and multi-vineyard blend that spends 15 months in French and American oak. The former is 24% new, and the latter is 12% new. I can only imagine the fun you can have picking off top blocks from McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Padthaway, and Wrattonbully to assemble 407. In 2020, South Australia experienced the second consecutive winter drought, and bunch weights and berry numbers were generally low across the regions, yet the harvest produced some outstanding parcels of cab. Look for classic crème de cassis, juicy mulberries, and minty (Lynch Bages) notes. Complex and spicy, this is a mouthful already, but the best will come in the next ten to fifteen years.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
AB$99.99750mlselect private retailers
US$80.00750mlestimated retail in select private wine shops
Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 414987UPC: 012354071476