2016 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • WA 98
  • JD 98
  • JS 96
  • WS 95
  • DC 95
  • WE 93

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$394.00

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Reg: $425.00

$394.00

In Stock: 6 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2018
Aged in American oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 stands out for its bold aromas of vanilla, tobacco and cassis. This year, it's close to 40% each from Coonawarra and McLaren Vale, with smaller proportions from... Aged in American oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 stands out for its bold aromas of vanilla, tobacco and cassis. This year, it's close to 40% each from Coonawarra and McLaren Vale, with smaller proportions from Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills. It's full-bodied and rich, with a velvety mouthfeel, great intensity and super length. Yes, it's embryonic, but it's not unapproachable, much like any other high-quality New World Cabernet these days, with the ability to age for two decades or more. - Joe Czerwinski
JD 98
jebdunnuck.com, December 2018
The flagship Cabernet Sauvignon is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 and it comes mostly from the Coonawarra and McLaren Vale regions. Brought up all in new American oak, this brilliant effort is another tour de force... The flagship Cabernet Sauvignon is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 and it comes mostly from the Coonawarra and McLaren Vale regions. Brought up all in new American oak, this brilliant effort is another tour de force from this producer that has massive notes of crème de cassis, lead pencil, vanilla bean, white chocolate, and hints of mint all soaring from the glass. Inky colored, full-bodied, and with a flamboyant, opulent mouthfeel, it opens up beautifully with time in the glass and didn’t show a hint of oxidation or tiredness during the three days I followed the bottle. Aussi Cabernet Sauvignon, or Cabernet Sauvignon for that matter, doesn’t get much better. Drink this magical effort anytime over the coming 2-3 decades.
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, June 2019
The scents of Indian ink and vivid, new American oak take center stage, followed by redcurrant, blackcurrant and meaty aromas, as well as a sanguine, iodine edge. The palate confirms the sense that this needs a good rest... The scents of Indian ink and vivid, new American oak take center stage, followed by redcurrant, blackcurrant and meaty aromas, as well as a sanguine, iodine edge. The palate confirms the sense that this needs a good rest. Deep and dense, the attractively chewy tannins are draped in rich, ripe blackberry and blackcurrant flavors. This is a vibrant wine, with significant tannin layering that needs to rest a little. Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills fruit sourcing. 20 months in new American-oak hogsheads. Try from 2024. Should peak after 2030.
WS 95
Wine Spectator, January 2019
Distinctive and rich, this shows off flashy vanilla, milk chocolate and cream soda notes up front, but then sinks into a groove of plump blackberry and black cherry flavors, revealing dashes of black pepper and cigar box... Distinctive and rich, this shows off flashy vanilla, milk chocolate and cream soda notes up front, but then sinks into a groove of plump blackberry and black cherry flavors, revealing dashes of black pepper and cigar box. The tannins are dense yet polished. Presents plenty of harmony on the finish, with a vanilla bean hint weaving in and out. Drink now through 2039. — M .W.
DC 95
Decanter, September 2018
Matured as ever in 100% new American oak, this classic Penfolds Cabernet hails from Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills, with a component of the famous old vine Block 42 for pedigree. It’s... Matured as ever in 100% new American oak, this classic Penfolds Cabernet hails from Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills, with a component of the famous old vine Block 42 for pedigree. It’s typically rich and smoky on the nose, with a lovely dense texture and spiciness on the palate, spliced with chocolatey and crème de cassis richness and underpinned by an iron fist of as yet muscular, tight tannins which suggest serious potential for ageing. This wine could only be Australian, but that’s no bad thing. Drink with a retro roast duck à l’orange. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/australia/south-australia/penfolds-bin-707-cabernet-sauvignon-south-australia-2016-24640#q4vw4FxetixeGj8O.99
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, April 2019
The nose is a heady combo of lifted red currant, red licorice, flowers, mocha and mint. It's also a touch meaty and the oak spice—from 20 months in new American oak barrels—is also apparent. The palate is big but poised... The nose is a heady combo of lifted red currant, red licorice, flowers, mocha and mint. It's also a touch meaty and the oak spice—from 20 months in new American oak barrels—is also apparent. The palate is big but poised and lifted by tangy, curranty fruit and a velvety, almost creamy texture. It is currently tightly wound by fine-grained, herb-tinged tannins and should cellar through 2039.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Winery

Penfolds

Penfolds is an iconic Australian wine producer established in 1844 when Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold and his family arrived from England and paid the princely sum of £1,200 for 500 acres of the best land in Magill. He planted French vine cuttings with the intention of producing his own “medicinal tonic” wine.

When he passed away, his wife Mary assumed responsibility for the 60 acres of vines in The Grange Vineyard, which was then producing several varieties. She managed the estate for 25 years, passing it on to her daughter Georgina and son-in-law Thomas Hyland when she retired. The Penfold family continued to operate the business very successfully and retained a controlling interest after the company became public.

Penfolds now has an extensive portfolio that includes the ‘House Style’ collection, numbered-bin releases, special bins, and fortifieds among others. It has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking in Australia and across the world.

Penfolds has earned numerous accolades for its flagship and most iconic wine, Grange, the creation of former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert who aimed to match the finest, aged Bordeaux wines. Initially rejected by Penfolds management, the experiment was kept secret and barrels of wines were hidden behind a fake wall in the tunnels at Magill Estate. With bottle age development, a second tasting was greeted with enthusiasm and production was restarted.

Penfolds vineyards are located primarily in South Australia on prime land throughout the state’s most esteemed viticultural regions. Throughout its history, Penfolds has owned and leased vineyards in addition to sourcing grapes from independent growers. Its grapes are sourced from more than 220 vineyards and grape growers across Australia. This strategy reflects the tradition of multi-vineyard and multi-regional sourcing, first introduced in the 1860s by Mary Penfold, and allows for a consistency of style and quality across vintages, something Penfolds is renowned for.