Bin 707 represents the Penfolds House red wine style at its most rich and powerful. The cabernet fruit is largely drawn from South Australian vineyards in Coonawarra, Padthaway, Barossa Valley – including the famed Block 42 vineyard - and increasingly from Bordertown. Everything about Bin 707 is large scale. Winemakers seek fully ripe fruit with strong flavours derived from partial barrel fermentation and maturation in new American oak hogsheads for a period of 18 months. Bin 707 is immensely concentrated with dark berry/dark chocolate fruit balanced by well-seasoned new oak, plenty of fruit sweetness and strong but not overwhelming tannins. Bin 707 builds up into a wonderfully complex and interesting wine. The 1970-1975, 1981,1995 and 2000 vintages were not made.
Top Vintages 2012, 2010, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1991,1990,1986,1983, 1976, 1967, 1966, 1964
Lower than average winter rainfall was experienced across each region. Variable conditions continued through the period from October to December, merging into a mild summer, with a few short periods of elevated heat. Areas including the Coonawarra experienced cooler temperatures for flowering ahead of superior ripening conditions, with lower yields contributing to an earlier start to harvest. Across each region, fruit was picked in optimal condition. Smaller berry and bunch sizes were noticeable in most regions. Coupled with favourable weather conditions, great results were delivered for traditional quality markers – colour, tannin profile, fruit concentration and flavour depth.