PENFOLDS BIN 707 CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009

$600.00

“Potential’ redefined… without doubt, this wine’s best is yet to come! Patience, please.” Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

The Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon from Bin 707 from 2009 surely ranks as one of Australia’s finest cabernets.

The colour is a deep dark core with a purple edge. On the nose, it is instantly recognisable – unabashed and unmistakably 707 – with no pretence. Dark berry coulis, spiced dates and pecan-shortcrust aromas hover above. There are suggestive notes of ironstone, ferrous assortments and soy simmer below with a silhouette of nutty, chocolate, malty oak.

The palate is full-bodied, rich and even. Varietal fruits have a role, but is not a major part of this flavoursome production. Textually, it is more muscular, defined and assertive, than mouth-coating or viscous. Prominent tannins are firm, ripe and malleable. Creamy, nougat oak does not shy away and it is contentedly at one with the blend.

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“Potential’ redefined… without doubt, this wine’s best is yet to come! Patience, please.” Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

The Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon from Bin 707 from 2009 surely ranks as one of Australia’s finest cabernets.

The colour is a deep dark core with a purple edge. On the nose, it is instantly recognisable – unabashed and unmistakably 707 – with no pretence. Dark berry coulis, spiced dates and pecan-shortcrust aromas hover above. There are suggestive notes of ironstone, ferrous assortments and soy simmer below with a silhouette of nutty, chocolate, malty oak.

The palate is full-bodied, rich and even. Varietal fruits have a role, but is not a major part of this flavoursome production. Textually, it is more muscular, defined and assertive, than mouth-coating or viscous. Prominent tannins are firm, ripe and malleable. Creamy, nougat oak does not shy away and it is contentedly at one with the blend.

It was matured for 13 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads.

Enjoy with a suckling pig, quantong mustard and warrigal greens. Perfect drinking until 2035.

96 – James Halliday, The Wine Companion

“This deeply coloured, full-bodied cabernet finishes its fermentation in new American oak barrels, where it sends the next 13 months; it has an array of blackcurrant and redcurrant fruit drawn from the best cabernet vineyards of Penfolds (and from some growers). The oak and tannins add another dimension, and the wine will still be improving 20 years hence.”

 About Bin 707

Bin 707 is a Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon reflection of Grange—intensely-flavoured fruit; completion of fermentation and maturation in new oak; expressing a Penfolds understanding of multi-vineyard, multi-region fruit sourcing.

Named by an ex-Qantas employee, 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 retains a secure place among the ranks of Australia’s finest Cabernets.

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