Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Item No.: WDAR0061
Winery: Penfolds
Region(s): South Australia
Appellation: /
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Description: Bin 707 is Penfolds' Cabernet Sauvignon version of Grange: ripe,intensely-flavoured fruit; completing fermentation and maturation in new oak; fully expressing a Penfolds understanding of multi-vineyard, multi-region fruit sourcing. Named by an ex-Qantas marketer, 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). Fullbodied and with proven cellaring potential, Bin 707 has a secure place among the ranks of Australia's finest Cabernets. 2004 was an excellent year for first class Cabernet.
Tasting Note: Deep and dark with a dense core. The nose shows fruit to the fore, although much more: cassis, raspberry coulis, an underlay of red liquorice, black olive, soy and artefacts of well hidden oak. Youthful, lively and alluring! Textured, lush and chewy, with an even coating of talc-like tannins, the palate has a 'compression' of flavour, without heaviness or over- extraction...marmalade, orange and tangerine citrus notes align with those that decry Cabernet. The wine is poised and balanced, with highly stylised and crafted oak, and highly defined and structured, showcasing the 'finest cut' of ripe, low yielding Cabernet.
Vintage: 2004
Rating: JH 96 / JO 97
Volume: 750ml
HK $3188.00