Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Sale price$149.00
McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Robe & Others, South Australia, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

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Producer: Penfolds

Country: Australia

Region: Multi Regional SA

Vintage: 2009

Critic Score: 94

Alcohol: 14.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2035

Incredibly varietal. It's simply a wine of class and purity and varietal integrity - Campbell Mattinson

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.

"A classical varietal voice with dark, ripe and gently spicy cassis fruits and fine-grained slightly powdery tannins."  Dr Neil Beckett

The 2009 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from vineyards in McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Robe, Mt Benson, Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley. The wine was matured for 12 months in new French (27%) and new American (7%) oak hogsheads with the balance in seasoned American oak hogsheads.

"Medium-deep crimson. Cranberry and cassis aromas with cola and herb garden notes. Cranberry, cassis and herb garden/sage flavours, fine loose-knit gritty tannins and roasted walnut notes. Finishes leafy firm. On the cusp of ripeness with dried rose and dried leafy notes pervading throughout. Drink now to 2034.

Vintage Conditions: Adequate winter rains across most parts of South Australia gave good soil moisture levels for budburst, which was followed by a dry and warm spring. Climatic conditions favoured flowering and set with mild and calm weather, however there was some shatter in Shiraz across parts of the state. Minimal frost and disease pressures allowed for excellent vine canopy development. November and December conditions were mild to average, providing good conditions for even ripening. Harvest also continued over a long period optimising colour, flavour and tannin development. The long and late South East harvest was particularly conducive to excellent f lavour development in Cabernet whilst the vintage heatwave in the Barossa and McLaren Vale stalled ripening, giving a lag period before Cabernet harvest. 2009 proved to be a slightly later vintage compared to the previous years. Some healthy early to mid December Summer rainfall, followed by conditions drying up very quickly and continuing until the end of February. Early heat accompanied veraison but even ripening followed for those vines that had been through veraison and had adequate canopy. Temperatures cooled off towards March."  Penfolds 

Wine region map of South Australia

South Australia

South Australian is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. It is home to more than 900 wineries across 18 wine regions. The regions are Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Plains, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Currency Creek, Eden Valley, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Mount Benson, Mount Gambier, Padthaway, Riverland, Robe, Southern Fleurieu, Southern Flinders Ranges and Wrattonbully.

Many of the well-known names in the South Australian wine industry established their first vineyards in the late 1830s and early 1840s. The first vines in McLaren Vale were planted at Reynella in 1839 and Penfold's established Magill Estate on the outskirts of Adelaide in 1844.

South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the State to be able to produce a range of grape varieties - from cool climate Riesling in the Clare and Eden Vallies to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Two of Australia's best-known wines, Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace, are produced here. There is much to discover in South Australia for the wine lover.