Penfolds, Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1996

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1996

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: John Duval Optimum Drinking: 2019-2023 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: James Halliday Code: 100412 Alcohol: 13.5% Fill Level: In neck. Label Quality: Slight scuffs/bin-soiling to labels, otherwise v good; v good capsule.
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Penfold's Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 is a wonderful Australian Bordeaux-inspired red from the Barossa Valley, and was named after the 707 Jumbo Jet by an ex-Qantas marketing man.

Penfolds wine estate was founded by an English doctor (Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold), who migrated to South Australia in the mid-19th Century. Penfold had a firm belief in the medicinal value of port and sherry and began making fortified wine for his parents.

Penfold's ethos continued until the 1950s when Jeffrey Penfold tasked winemaker Max Schubert to cater for changing consumer tastes.

Almost single-handedly Schubert (who died in 1994) lifted Australia's wine industry out of mediocrity, and today Peter Gago is the esteemed winemaker in charge in the Barossa Valley.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not acatual bottle for sale).

Reviews

"Ripe and rich, with style and tremendous length. Redolent of blackberry, bay leaf and pepper, this supple, generous mouthful of Aussie Cabernet reflects a ton of fruit packed into a big frame." Wine Spectator

"...concentrated, ripe, cassis and blackberry fruit leaps from the glass, with oak present but trailing behind. The palate is as rich, ripe, succulent and concentrated as the bouquet suggests, redolent with cassis, and long, lingering tannins." James Halliday