Penfolds `Bin 707` Cabernet Sauvignon 1989 (2x 750ml), SA . cork

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). Full bodied and with proven cellaring potential, Bin 707 has a secure place among the ranks of Australia's finest Cabernets.

Overview

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). Full bodied and with proven cellaring potential, Bin 707 has a secure place among the ranks of Australia's finest Cabernets.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

91 Points. Campbell Mattinson - Wine Front. 22 September 2009

This 1989 version of Bin 707 was tasted as part of the Penfolds Rewards of Patience tastings in 2007. I don’t have information of where each vintage is sourced from but I will fill that in later.

Developing nicely. Has a fresh juiciness that the older wines lacked. Clean, juicy, complete. There are indeed some tomato-leaf characters, but the integrated, interwoven nature of the wine presents them positively. Lots of tannin, mind. And a fair degree of fruit sweetness still, as though the grapes used to make it were a mix of slightly unripe and slightly over-ripe. Treacle-like in some ways. I enjoyed it.

Winery Tasting Notes

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.