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Penfolds, Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1999

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

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Penfolds, Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1999

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Peter Gago Optimum Drinking: 2018-2022 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: James Halliday Code: 102249 Alcohol: 13.5% Fill Level: Excellent level Label Quality: Excellent labels & capsules.
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Penfold's Bin 707 1999 was purchased in its original wooden case and is a wonderful Australian Bordeaux-inspired red from the Barossa Valley, 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.

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Reviews

“Medium to full red-purple; ripe blackberry/earthy varietal character on the bouquet, then a palate with great depth and power, supported by controlled, savoury tannins and lingering blackberry fruit. The oak handling throughout cannot be faulted.” James Halliday

”A serious red, dense with color and packed with mint- and bay leaf-scented cherry and currant flavors, finishing with a dusky note as it all lingers on the fine-grained finish.” Wine Spectator