Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra Barossa Wrattonbully Padthaway South Australia
Exceptional Langtons Classification. Impactful and multi dimensional, Bin 707 first announced it's muscular structure in the inaugural vintage of Penfolds Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. 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 first vintaged in 1964 but is never made if fruit of the requisite quality and style is unavailable. Bin 707 is Australia's finest construct of multi regional Cabernet Sauvignon.
When Grange creator Max Schubert returned from Bordeaux in the 1940s, his mind was on Cabernet. The project he laboured on for many years was to achieve the nation's greatest wine, Grange was the cover name and Cabernet was the subject of his evolving trials. To this day, Bin 707 can only be made in good vintages. An assemblage in 2009 of fruit from Coonawarra and the Barossa, Wrattonbully and Padthaway. The long and late southeast harvest was particularly conducive to excellent flavour development for Cabernet Sauvignon. The finished Bin 707 was matured thirteen months in a selection of completely new American oak hogsheads. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep dark core, purple edge. Instantly recognisable, unabashed and unmistakably 707, no pretence, no mistaking. Dark berry coulis, spiced dates and pecan shortcrust aromas hover above. Suggestive notes of ironstone, ferrous assortments and soy simmer below. Irrationally, but a silhouette of nutty, chocolate/ malty oak. Full-bodied, rich and even. Varietal fruits have a role, but not a major part of this flavoursome production. Texturally, more muscular, defined and assertive than mouth coating or viscous. Prominent tannins are firm, ripe and malleable. Creamy/ nougat oak in no way shying away, contentedly at one with the blend.