Penfolds `Bin 707` Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 (1 x 750mL) SA.

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Overview

Langton’s Classified: Exceptional

Top Vintage

The 1996 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon may well turn out to be one of the best of the last two decades - complex and firm with superb balance and character. Cabernet from Coonawarra contributes strength and firmness of structure, while the Barossa component adds mouth-filling richness, resulting in a completeness of structure and flavour.

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

Expert Reviews

"Full red-purple; concentrated, ripe, cassis and blackberry fruit leaps from the glass, with oak present but trailing behind. The palate is as rich, ripe, succulent and concentrated as the bouquet suggests, redolent with cassis, and long, lingering tannins."

Rating 97 Drink 2016 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Date Tasted Mar 99

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep garnet.

Aroma

This brooding giant releases compelling barrel-ferment richness, enveloped by vibrant cassis fruit. Once allowed to breathe, complex berry and cassis Cabernet aromas emanate with a background of cedary oak and violet nuances.

Palate

Full bodied with dense layers of tight, saturated Cabernet fruit. A formidable concentration of berried fruits, blackcurrant and anise combine to create a rich and expansive mid-palate. Stylish oak handling combined with a backbone of firm, yet finely grained tannins, support a lingering finish.

Wine Background

Penfolds Bin 707 continues to reinforce its reputation as an international benchmark for Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Made from a multi-regional blend, it transcends the variances of vintages, achieving a consistent style and outstanding quality each year.

The 1996 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon may well turn out to be one of the best of the last two decades - complex and firm with superb balance and character. Cabernet from Coonawarra contributes strength and firmness of structure, while the Barossa component adds mouth-filling richness, resulting in a completeness of structure and flavour.

Vintage
1996
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
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.

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