Sourced from McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Barossa and Padthaway, 18 months in new American hogsheads. The colour is a dark maroon/red. Opens with attractive aromatics. Some oak, but the fruit is more than a match for it. Flavours emerge and weave throughout – chocolate, dark berries, bergamot, cigar box, soy, black cherries, dried herbs and some tobacco leaf. There is a hint of capsicum as well. Seamless. There is power here but everything is in the ideal balance. Such a well crafted wine. Focus, power and really serious length. Very fine tannins. The finish sees some juicy fruit emerge with the oak. A compelling Cabernet and one with decades ahead of it. Dense fruit but the structure carries it so well that the wine appears light on its feet. A truly superb 707.
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2019