Penfolds `Bin 707` Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (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

“Deep, dark red, the wine has an extremely complex and varietally expressive bouquet, its fragrant scents having a pinot noir-like allure, drawing you back repeatedly. The blackcurrant and cassis palate is a seamless extension of the bouquet, with extreme length and such impeccable balance it hovers on the edge of outright elegance.”

Rating 97 Drink 2040 – James halliday, Wine Companion – Release Price $190 Date Tasted Mar11

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep and dark beetroot red.

Aroma

Intense, almost pungent, yet fresh and expressive. Textbook violet upon sitting, with Coonawarra cassis signing off on varietal/reginal DNA. Scents of beetroot juice, raspberry and lavender ascend effortlessly, but glasceed fruits and ground expresso coffee required some work in the glass.

Palate

Even and long. Confident, firm. Massive fruits - blackcurrent, liqueur cherry - meshed with raspy tannins, red liqourice. Could there be some Block 42 Cabernet conceled?! All in balance.

Wine Background

Bin 707 is Penfolds' Cabernet Sauvignon version of Grange: ripe, intensely-flavoured fruit; completing fermentation and maturation in new American oak; fully expressing a Penfolds understanding of multi-vineyard, multi-region fruit sourcing.

Named by an ex-Qantas marketer, 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 or 2003 (when fruit of the required style and quality was not available). Fullbodied and with proven cellaring potential, Bin 707 has a secure place among the ranks of Australia's finest Cabernets.

"Impactful. Multi-dimensional. Flexes it's muscle somewhat - in the realse year of the inaugural 2008 Penfolds Coonawarra Cabernet. Family respect conceded, pecking order not.

A few years ago we were confident that the 2004 Bin 707 would be difficult to beat... Perhaps we should re-visit/re-calibrate? Or maybe not.. no losers here!" - P.Gago, April 2011

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