Penfolds

Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3341 ratings
9.3100 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
John Needham CSW

40th Birthday, this bottle has bad mother f*~ker written all over it!

40th Birthday, this bottle has bad mother f*~ker written all over it!

Nov 1st, 2019
Simon Gilligan

I don’t have experience with properly aged wines, even so, whilst good, I think this was past its prime. Gifted to a friend who included me in it’s drinking, he thought it had been shop-bought rather than pulled from a personal collection. Cork broke and crumbled, plenty of porty bottle stink that never really disappeared (20 minute decant, drunk over an hour). Dark red, medium bodied, fruit sitting back in the mix, but still dense and black. The highlight is the lovely drying soft leathery tannin.

I don’t have experience with properly aged wines, even so, whilst good, I think this was past its prime. Gifted to a friend who included me in it’s drinking, he thought it had been shop-bought rather than pulled from a personal collection. Cork broke and crumbled, plenty of porty bottle stink that never really disappeared (20 minute decant, drunk over an hour). Dark red, medium bodied, fruit sitting back in the mix, but still dense and black. The highlight is the lovely drying soft leathery tannin.

Jun 9th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 'Bin 707' Cabernet Sauvignon is an utterly captivating wine from Penfolds. 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 open after extended air contact, revealing a complex aromatic profile of toasty oak, black tea, anise, crème de cassis and cigar box, which all come together in the glass. This full-bodied, moderately tannic red, takes on a gorgeous seamless quality as it glides beautifully across the palate, leaving behind layers of creosote, mocha, cigar ash and creme de cassis flavors. Rich and decadent, this continues to impress with its fantastic overall structure, depth and concentration that persists 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 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. Drink 2019-2045-97

The 'Bin 707' Cabernet Sauvignon is an utterly captivating wine from Penfolds. 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 open after extended air contact, revealing a complex aromatic profile of toasty oak, black tea, anise, crème de cassis and cigar box, which all come together in the glass. This full-bodied, moderately tannic red, takes on a gorgeous seamless quality as it glides beautifully across the palate, leaving behind layers of creosote, mocha, cigar ash and creme de cassis flavors. Rich and decadent, this continues to impress with its fantastic overall structure, depth and concentration that persists 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 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. Drink 2019-2045-97

Feb 19th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Deep crimson in colour. Noticeable oak (mocha) amongst the cassis and sweet ripe berry fruit aromas and flavours - the Penfolds formula if you will. A touch of Coonawarra mint. Crazy to say at 20 years it is still a youngster - but true. It still has a powerful, concentrated and full bodied palate from an exceptional vintage. Smooth fine grained tannins finishing dry and with time in decanter some austerity. Next in 3 to 5 years but this will cruise into the 2030s.

Deep crimson in colour. Noticeable oak (mocha) amongst the cassis and sweet ripe berry fruit aromas and flavours - the Penfolds formula if you will. A touch of Coonawarra mint. Crazy to say at 20 years it is still a youngster - but true. It still has a powerful, concentrated and full bodied palate from an exceptional vintage. Smooth fine grained tannins finishing dry and with time in decanter some austerity. Next in 3 to 5 years but this will cruise into the 2030s.

Dec 1st, 2018
Bob McDonald

I bought a dozen of this wine 20 years ago and this is the 10th. Still monolithic and a bit square sided at 22 years of age. Full bodied showing black currant and herbal notes. Silky tannins but finishing a little green - showing over extraction? Next one in a few years but can’t see it changing much. As a general comment I feel that Penfolds jacking the price of 707 currently to around $550 is excessive but good luck to them for selling at this price and bringing closer to the price of Grange. Good news for TWE Shareholders!

I bought a dozen of this wine 20 years ago and this is the 10th. Still monolithic and a bit square sided at 22 years of age. Full bodied showing black currant and herbal notes. Silky tannins but finishing a little green - showing over extraction? Next one in a few years but can’t see it changing much. As a general comment I feel that Penfolds jacking the price of 707 currently to around $550 is excessive but good luck to them for selling at this price and bringing closer to the price of Grange. Good news for TWE Shareholders!

May 7th, 2018
George Tita

Mature cab, still a lot of fruit, tannins resolved, eucalyptus, menthol, long finish. Lovely!

Mature cab, still a lot of fruit, tannins resolved, eucalyptus, menthol, long finish. Lovely!

Oct 24th, 2017
Cyrus Hazzard

Concierge Wine Sales Total Wine & More

9.7

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2 people found it helpfulJun 29th, 2014
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.5

DLynn had this 4 years ago

DLynn had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 27th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Second bottle was similarly well made and drinking well, though slightly less well than the first.

Second bottle was similarly well made and drinking well, though slightly less well than the first.

May 30th, 2017
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.3

Austrian wine bars have hidden treasures!

Austrian wine bars have hidden treasures!

May 27th, 2017