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

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0008-2469923

Part of Sale: Aussie Classic Wines Feat. Birth Year Wines

GST: Inclusive

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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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.

SA - Other South Australian
South Australia

Expert Reviews

91 Points. Campbell Mattinson - Wine Front. 22nd Sept 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.

Other vintages reviewed here.

Winery Tasting Notes


Red brick.


Powerful earthy/blackcurrant/damson aromas with some mocha/nutty oak.


A structured, almost muscular palate with concentrated earthy/blackcurrant/damson flavours and finely grained tannins. Finish is firm and tight.

Cellaring Potential

To 2018

Andrew Caillard MW, The Rewards of Patience 5th Edition

SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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The 1964 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon was Penfolds’ first commercial release of a single cabernet-based wine. Today, Bin 707 is justifiably regarded as one of Australia’s most important cabernets.

The winemaking philosophy and barrel maturation of Bin 707 is almost identical to Grange. The Bin 707 style combines intense varietal definition with new American oak to produce wines of great richness, harmony and concentration.

Over the years the development of Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon has mirrored the advances in winemaking and viticulture and in this sense has served as a representation of progress and excellence within the industry.Bin 707 proudly bears the Penfolds stamp – displaying a fascinatingly complex marriage of ripe, concentrated cabernet fruit and 100% new American oak, forged together through partial barrel fermentation. It displays dark berried fruit, mocha and chocolate overtones, with warm spice notes.

Bin 707 is a medium to long term cellaring style of wine. It will comfortably gain stature and complexity across more than two decades in the bottle.

View Penfolds Bin 707 website


Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
s.l - baulkham hills NSW19/03/2019 8.29.16 PM AEDTAU $389 11
P.D - Padstow NSW19/03/2019 8.30.05 PM AEDTAU $384 10
l.p - cleveland QLD19/03/2019 5.41.45 PM AEDTAU $369 10
Z.Y - Coburg VIC19/03/2019 8.20.52 PM AEDTAU $354 10
m.s - Essendon VIC19/03/2019 8.10.45 PM AEDTAU $334 10
S.B - Woodforde SA18/03/2019 5.05.42 PM AEDTAU $314 10
f.p - Carlton VIC18/03/2019 4.14.09 PM AEDTAU $309 10
L.n - Glebe NSW17/03/2019 5.26.09 PM AEDTAU $149 10
G.N - Essendon West VIC16/03/2019 12.45.02 PM AEDTAU $134 10
S.Z - Williamstown VIC15/03/2019 8.24.13 AM AEDTAU $124 10
P.M - Rockdale NSW13/03/2019 10.24.07 AM AEDTAU $119 10
B.M - Burwood NSW14/03/2019 3.59.15 PM AEDTAU $114 10
P.I - Sydney NSW14/03/2019 3.28.50 PM AEDTAU $99 10
R.J - MALVERN EAST VIC13/03/2019 7.16.14 PM AEDTAU $44 10
r.a - Paddington NSW13/03/2019 7.46.55 AM AEDTAU $19 10
A.B - St Morris SA12/03/2019 10.23.10 AM AEDTAU $9 10
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