Penfolds

Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3326 ratings
9.397 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
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 2 years ago

DLynn had this 2 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
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Very enjoyable and well made. Rich and balanced. Still youthful.

Very enjoyable and well made. Rich and balanced. Still youthful.

May 9th, 2017
Eric Grasser

Very smooth and integrated. Sweet fruits of blackberry and red berries with eucalyptus. Highly easy to drink now but likely to show even better with aging.

Very smooth and integrated. Sweet fruits of blackberry and red berries with eucalyptus. Highly easy to drink now but likely to show even better with aging.

Feb 2nd, 2017