Luxury Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon
$550.00** Suggested retail price
About this winery
The success of Penfolds has been driven by the generations of visionaries and innovators. From the beginning in 1844 to today, the merging of science, art and innovation has driven Penfolds to become one of Australia’s most famed and respected winemakers. After the success of early sherries and fortified wines, founders Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold planted their vine cuttings they had carried on their voyage over to Australia. In 1844 the fledging vineyard was officially established as the...
2016v Cabernet Sauvignon A blend of Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valey, Adelaide Hills, aged 20 months in New American oak hosgheads. This wine is really only worth drinking with age in my view; needs time to absorb the American oak. It’s of course still showing lots of coconut, sandalwood – American oak character on the nose, but as with all 707s, comes alive in time. It certainly has depth and stuffing to evolve positively. Best after 2026. 2016 PENFOLDS Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon - Owen Bargreen, International Wine Report, November 2018 “The Penfolds 'Bin 707' Cabernet Sauvignon is an absolutely sensational wine in this vintage. In 2016 it saw considerable time (20 months) in new American oak prior to bottling. The result is a monumental wine, which slowly begins to reveal its complex aromatic profile of toasty oak, black tea, anise, crème de cassis and cigar box which all come together the glass. This full-bodied, moderately tannic red begins to take on a gorgeous seamless quality, as it glides beautifully through the mid-palate, leaving behind layers of creosote, mocha, cigar ash and creme de cassis flavors. Rich and decadent, this displays fantastic overall structure, depth and concentration through the long finish. The 2016 is an absolutely majestic wine that will require significant time to develop and readers should plan on allowing this at least another two years of bottle age before even considering approaching it. Nonetheless, this is a magnificent Cabernet which should go on to age gracefully for many years to come.” 2016 PENFOLDS Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon “The scents of Indian ink and vivid, new American oak take center stage, followed by redcurrant, blackcurrant and meaty aromas, as well as a sanguine, iodine edge. The palate confirms the sense that this needs a good rest. Deep and dense, the attractively chewy tannins are draped in rich, ripe blackberry and blackcurrant flavors. This is a vibrant wine, with significant tannin layering that needs to rest a little. Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills fruit sourcing. 20 months in new American-oak hogsheads. Try from 2024. Should peak after 2030.” -Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com, November 29, 2018