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1998 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

1998 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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Inspired by the iconic jet that took it to the world. The rich and powerful Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, our first commercial release of a single cabernet-based wine, is linked to Max Schubert’s dream of making a great Australian red wine that could last at least 20 years. During the ‘50s and early ‘60s cabernet sauvignon was mostly used for blending, but Schubert’s breakthrough with the varietal as a stand-alone wine came in 1964 with inaugural vintage. Early Bin 707s were typically open fermented under wax-lined header boards and matured in seasoned old oak (rather than new oak). The wine was not made from 1970 to 1975 (when fruit was directed to other wines) nor in 1981, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2011 or 2017 (when fruit of the required style and quality was not available).

Vintage Notes
The growing season started late in South Australia due to cool spring weather, although conditions were generally frost and disease-free. Early, very warm summer weather led to an early vintage, especially in northern inland areas, with excellent fruit quality across all regions. An outstanding vintage.
Ageing
15 months in new American oak
Producer Tasting Notes
COLOUR Deep, dark red, almost opaque NOSE Concentrated creme de cassis and damson plums to the fore, with floral aromas in the background Nutty oak complexed by barrel-ferment characters.. PALATE An opulent, flamboyant wine with definitive varietal characters: exaggerated blueberry/ blackberry fruit, but without jamminess, layers of flavour, obvious but balanced oak and pronounced, chewy, ripe tannins. Impressively long in flavour, without reliance

 

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