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  • Country ranking ?

    224
  • Producer ranking ?

    151
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Lamb

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The Story

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 2015, 2012, 2010, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1991,1990,1986,1983, 1976, 1967, 1966, 1964

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Vintage 1999

Australia Vintage Report:1999 also had a dry winter in Australia, with average temperatures for all months. However, there were a considerable amount of drizzly days at harvest time, causing some headaches with varieties susceptible to Botrytis cluster rot, ie. Grenache. It cleared up and the wines produced were all closed and slightly below average intensity. They look better and better.

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Tasting note

color

Medium, Ruby red and Bright

ending

Long, Round and Lingering

flavors

Blackberry, Mint, Toasty, Cassis and Spice

nose

Open, Complex, Ripe and Rich

taste

Average in Acidity, Medium tannin, Balanced, Well-structured, Developing, Full-bodied, Firm, Round and Ripe

Verdict

Well-rounded and Fine

Information

Origin

Magill, South Australia

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