Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra Bordertown Padthaway Barossa South Australia
When Max Schubert returned from Bordeaux , his mind was on Cabernet. After determining the unreliability of South Australian Cabernet, Schubert's decision was to release a super premium Cabernet wine only if the fruit were up to scratch. To this day, Bin 707 can only be made in good vintages. A multi-district blend sourced from Coonawarra, Bordertown, Padthaway and Barossa Valley, barrel fermented and wood matured for fifteen months, 1997 is rich with blackberry, currant and mint, presented in a smooth robe of deliciously handled oak.
Quintessential Australian Cabernet, the winemaking philosophy behind Bin 707 is based on ripe full-flavoured grapes, completion of fermentation in barrel and new American oak maturation. The result is a wine of great richness, power, harmony and concentration with the structure and strength to age for the long term. A very special Cabernet whatever it's stage of development, Bin 707 develops into a wonderfully complex, engaging wine. The 1997 vintage enjoyed a cool summer that was followed by warm weather in late March and April. Winter rainfall had been excellent in most districts and good rains continued into September and past bud-burst. Maturation in new American oak. Alcohol 13.5%
Winemaker comments by John Duval: Opaque, deep red. Ripe red berries together with varietal, leafy cassis fruits. Stylish integrated oak, hints of smokiness and subtle cedar aromas. Rich and ripe with dark cherry and raspberry fruit flavours, some dark chocolate and integrated smoky oak.