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Date Printed: 3/3/2015
Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 89692)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 3/3/2015: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
1998 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1995 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
1994 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Launched with the 1990 vintage in 1993, Penfolds Bin 407 was developed in response to the increasing availability of high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. Inspired by Penfolds Bin 707, Bin 407 offers varietal definition and approachability, yet with structure and depth of flavor.

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

Color: Dense deep red

Nose: An aromatic, active and distinctly Cabernet Sauvignon nose leaps out of the glass. Wafts of Asian spices, dried lemongrass, star anise and blackcurrant arise with air, dusty oak notes oscillate in and out.

Palate: True to vintage, the palate shows natural, mouthwatering acidity, balanced by complimentary stylish oak and a lithe, sinewy texture. The mid-palate is substantial: mouthfilling, yet long and defined - mandatory for the 100% Cabernet Bin 407 style. Cabernet tannins and a giveaway Cabernet flavor profile show, without astringence or greenness.

Food matches: beef, duck & game, lamb

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About Penfolds Wines:

Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines since 1844 and indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then a series of stand-out wines both white and red have been released under the Penfolds masthead.

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker and only the 4th custodian of Grange, relishes the opportunity to bring Penfolds to the world stage and is an enthusiastic ambassador and natural educator. Penfolds came to the attention of the US market when 1990 Grange was Wine Spectator’s ‘Wine of the Year’. Since then, Penfolds Grange has become one of the most collectable wines of the world and was honored to grace the front cover, once again, of Wine Spectator, with declarations of Grange as Australia’s Icon