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Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Your Price: $375.00
Producer: Penfolds
Optimum drinking: 2018-2030
Rating: 96 - Jeremy Oliver
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Winemaker: Peter Gago
Appellation: Barossa Valley, Australia
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Penfold's Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful Australian Bordeaux-inspired red from the Barossa Valley. The Bin 707 style combines intense varietal definition with new American oak to produce wines of great richness, harmony and concentration.

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.

”At the same time, the other Australia Cabernet Sauvignon in the tasting, at 14-years of age, the 2002 Penfolds Bin 707 (100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 14 months in new American oak) was spectacular. The oak component has subsided, and the wine reveals classic notes of crème de cassis, blackberries, spice box and cedar as well as abundant opulence and beautiful purity and richness.” Robert Parker

"Firm, focused and juicy, with an oaky frame around black olive, black cherry and a touch of pepper as the cedary finish sails on and on." Wine Spectator

"Exotic, flamboyant aromas of kirsch, cassis, coconutty oak, chocolate and candied mint; the mint note builds with air but does not turn green. Large-scaled, fat and viscous in the mouth, displaying powerful, densely concentrated flavors of ripe cherry, blackcurrant, mocha, gingerbread and fruitcake, plus a wallop of bourbony, toasty oak. Sweet and long on the finish, with completely absorbed tannins. This became richer and thicker with air and may be the best example of a Bin 707 I've ever tasted." Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

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