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PENFOLDS BIN 707 CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2012

“Grange of Cabernet? Indeed, the 2012 vintage provides more evidence to support this proposition.” – Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

“… the ultimate Christmas cake of aromas and flavours.” 98 – James Halliday

From Penfolds Bin 707 comes the deep purple 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon with a black, impenetrable core.

On the nose it is 100% Bin 707! Barrel ferment notes sprint past all others – the formics, smoked nuts, meats. It is soon overtaken by hoisin, sweet soy sauces and concentrated tomato paste aromatics. A final wave of liquorice, black forest cake and tiramisu, and chocolate, coffee affogato. The new 100% oak is the primary source of those repressed nutty and toasty wafts.

The palate is full-bodied and mouth-filling, complex and layered. A blackcurrant overlay across a base of just-baked, spiced, chocolate fondant. The tannins are omnipresent, yet calmly conveyed by the wine’s lush fruits and densely textured extract.

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“Grange of Cabernet? Indeed, the 2012 vintage provides more evidence to support this proposition.” – Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

“… the ultimate Christmas cake of aromas and flavours.” 98 – James Halliday

From Penfolds Bin 707 comes the deep purple 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon with a black, impenetrable core.

On the nose it is 100% Bin 707! Barrel ferment notes sprint past all others – the formics, smoked nuts, meats. It is soon overtaken by hoisin, sweet soy sauces and concentrated tomato paste aromatics. A final wave of liquorice, black forest cake and tiramisu, and chocolate, coffee affogato. The new 100% oak is the primary source of those repressed nutty and toasty wafts.

The palate is full-bodied and mouth-filling, complex and layered. A blackcurrant overlay across a base of just-baked, spiced, chocolate fondant. The tannins are omnipresent, yet calmly conveyed by the wine’s lush fruits and densely textured extract.

Peak drinking between now and 2040.

98 – James Halliday, The Wine Companion

“Sourced from Coonawarra, Padthaway, Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully and the Adelaide Hills; the fermentation is completed in new American oak hogsheads, whereafter it is matured in those hogsheads for 14 months. There is amazing depth to the purple-crimson colour. Its full-bodied colours are nailed to the mast immediately the wine enters the mouth; it’s strange how the cabernet of this wine marries with the American oak, providing the ultimate Christmas cake of aromas and flavours; one of its great strengths is the tannin structure that gives the wine its exceptional length (and mouthfeel along the way).”

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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