Penfolds `Bin 707` Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (2 x 750mL), SA.

Bin 707 is a Cabernet Sauvignon reflection of Grange—intensely-flavoured fruit; completion of fermentation and maturation in new oak; expressing a Penfolds understanding of multi-vineyard, multi-region fruit sourcing. Bin 707 was first vintaged in 1964. The wine was not made from 1970 to 1975 when fruit was directed to other wines, nor in 1981, 1995, 2000, 2003 or 2011 (when fruit of the required style and quality was not available). Full bodied and with proven cellaring potential, Bin 707 retains a secure place among the ranks of Australia’s finest Cabernets.

Overview

Bin 707 is a Cabernet Sauvignon reflection of Grange—intensely-flavoured fruit; completion of fermentation and maturation in new oak; expressing a Penfolds understanding of multi-vineyard, multi-region fruit sourcing. Bin 707 was first vintaged in 1964. The wine was not made from 1970 to 1975 when fruit was directed to other wines, nor in 1981, 1995, 2000, 2003 or 2011 (when fruit of the required style and quality was not available). Full bodied and with proven cellaring potential, Bin 707 retains a secure place among the ranks of Australia’s finest Cabernets.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

This deeply coloured, full-bodied cabernet finishes its fermentation in new American oak barrels, where it sends the next 13 months; it has an array of blackcurrant and redcurrant fruit drawn from the best cabernet vineyards of Penfolds (and from some growers). The oak and tannins add another dimension, and the wine will still be improving 20 years hence. Rating 96 - Drink by 2032, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (AUG/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep dark core, purple edge retained in February 2012.

Aroma

Instantly recognised - unabashed and unmistakably 707 - no pretence, no mistaking. Dark berry coulis, spiced dates and pecan - shortcrust aromas hover above. Suggestive notes of ironstone, ferrous assortments and soy simmer below. Irrationally, but a silhouette of nutty, chocolate/ malty oak.

Palate

Full- bodied, rich and even. Varietal fruits have a role, but not a major part of this flavoursome production. Texturally, more muscular, defined and assertive, than mouth- coating or viscous. Prominent tannins are firm, ripe and malleable. Creamy / nougat oak in no way shying away - contentedly at one with the blend.

Food Matching

Suckling pig, Quantong mustard, warrigal greens.

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