Bin 707 is Penfolds' Cabernet Sauvignon version of Grange: ripe,intensely-flavoured fruit; completing fermentation and maturation in new 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.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep dark core, purple edge retained in February 2012.
Instantly recognisable—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...
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.
2014 - 2035
Suckling pig, Quantong mustard, warrigal greens.(Magill Estate Restaurant).