Penfolds `Bin 707` Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 (1 x 1.5L Magnum) SA.

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Overview

Langton’s Classified: Exceptional

Top Vintage

Textured, lush and chewy, with an even coating of talc-like tannins, the palate has a 'compression'

of flavour, without heaviness or overextraction... marmalade, orange and tangerine citrus notes align with those that decry Cabernet. The wine is poised and balanced, with highly stylised and crafted oak, and highly defined and structured, showcasing the 'finest cut' of ripe, low yielding Cabernet.

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

Expert Reviews

"Much more generous and appealing than Bin 407 at first acquaintance; luscious blackcurrant fruit, and seamless oak and tannins; great mouthfeel. Cork"

Rating 96 Drink 2034 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Date Tasted Mar 07

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep and dark with a dense core.

Aroma

The nose shows fruit to the fore, although much more: cassis, raspberry coulis, an underlay of red

liquorice, black olive, soy and artefacts of well hidden oak. Youthful, lively and alluring!

Palate

Textured, lush and chewy, with an even coating of talc-like tannins, the palate has a 'compression'

of flavour, without heaviness or overextraction... marmalade, orange and tangerine citrus notes align with those that decry Cabernet. The wine is poised and balanced, with highly stylised and crafted oak, and highly defined and structured, showcasing the 'finest cut' of ripe, low yielding Cabernet.

Wine Background

Bin 707 is PENFOLDS Cabernet Sauvignon Grange equivalent: ripe, intensely-flavoured fruit; completing fermentation and matured in new American oak; and expressing the PENFOLDS policy of multi-vineyard, multi-region fruit sourcing.

Named by an ex-Qantas marketing man, Bin 707 was first vintaged in 1964. The wine was not made from 1970 to 1975 (when the focus shifted to Bin 389) nor in 1981, 1995, 2000 or 2003 (when fruit of the required style and quality was not available). Full bodied and with good cellaring potential, Bin 707 has a secure place among the ranks of Australia's finest Cabernets. This is a wine of depth and layers of flavour, at a sensible alcohol

level. 2004 was an excellent year for first class Cabernet, and this is a great Bin 707. With no 2003 Bin 707 released, the 2004 marks a welcome return.

Vintage
2004
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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