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1999 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

1999 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).

Vineyard Notes
Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Padthaway
Vintage Notes
After a dry winter, good rains in September arrived just in time to assist early growth, although this was less vigorous and therefore produced a smaller crop than normal. Conditions throughout summer were dry and warm before relieving rains and cooler conditions in autumn. Fruit was particularly intense with ripe, minty flavours and excellent varietal definition and structure
Ageing
13 months in new American oak
Producer Tasting Notes
COLOUR An opaque mauve, with a black centre and dark crimson rim. NOSE Varietal notes of blackcurrant and a hint of leaf are immediately apparent, with black olives and sweet dark fruits in the background. The wine shows cedary, spicy oak with thumbprint savoury smoky whiffs indicative of the ferment finishing in barrel. PALATE Structurally tight and taut, in keeping with the variety, the wine is mouth-filling and expansive, with bright, ripe dark berry fruits and tightgrained, elongated tannins. With great finesse and showing excellent persistence of flavour, the wine's impres

 

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