Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 CONFIRM 2008 VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Coonawarra Wrattonbully South Australia
Exceptional Langtons Classification. Bin 707 is the Cabernet equivalent to Grange, a wine of ripe and intensely flavoured fruit, treated to new American oak, the achievement of many decades commitment. Named by a Qantas marketing guru, Bin 707 was inaugurally vintaged in 1964 but was not made from 1970 to 1975, when the focus shifted to Bin 389, nor in 1981, 1995, 2000 or 2003, when fruit of quality and style was unavailable. Full bodied, with proven cellaring potential, Bin 707 is Australia's finest construct of multi vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
The winemaking philosophy and barrel maturation regimen of Bin 707 is almost identical to Grange. Bin 707 combines intense varietal definition with new American oak to produce a wine of great richness, harmony and concentration. Over the years the development of Bin 707 has mirrored the advances in Australian winemaking and viticulture. A collation of harvests this year from Coonawarra, Wrattonbully and Barossa Valley, from an almost perfect growing season, parcels were harvested after the March heatwave, albeit with a smaller than expected crop of high quality fruit. The finished Bin 707 was matured fourteen months in a selection of completely new American oak hogsheads. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep, dark beetroot red. Intense, almost pungent nose, textbook violet, Coonawarra cassis signing off on varietal regional DNA. Beetroot juice, raspberry and lavender ascend effortlessly, glaceed fruits and ground espresso coffee. Long and even palate, confident and firm. Massive fruits, blackcurrant and liqueur cherry, meshed red liquorice and raspy tannins. Could there be some Block 42 Cabernet concealed?! All in balance. Oak? What oak? 100% new oak 100% absorbed...
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