James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator
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Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Product description

A ‘House Style’ is not a given. It takes years and years to create and build your own style. Penfolds had it clear from the beginning and over their 175 years of history, they have held tight onto their work philosophy. This feat has made them the most famous winery in Australia as they search for the best grapes from different areas. By doing this, and by blending them together, they create wines that perfectly represent the purely Australian character.

One of their great creations, Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet is a good example of their work. A wine made with Cabernet Sauvignon from multiple vineyards and regions in South Australia, the country’s most prestigious wine region. The vines are cultivated using respectful agriculture and the best grapes are selected for maceration and fermentation at controlled temperatures. The wine then ages in American and French oak barrels for 18 years before bottling.

98 Points - James Suckling

This has a very expressive and intense feel with assertive, 100% new American oak, sitting in a bold, spicy layer with vanilla, bourbon and espresso notes, across the blueberries, blackcurrants and boysenberries. The palate has a very taut yet luscious delivery of rich plum and cranberry flavors. There’s such long and taut tannin and oak is driving this into tightly compressed shape with roasted-coffee tones to the very intense and long, ripe plums and black cherries. Powerful, commanding cabernet.

97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

In case readers weren't aware, Bin 707 is always aged in new American oak, like Grange. The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 features plenty of vanilla on the nose, backed by concentrated cassis fruit. It's full-bodied, velvety and richly tannic, clearly meant to have two decades (or more) of longevity. Marked by ripe fruit, a notable lack of herbaceousness, and lavish oak, it's out of step with current trends in Australian Cabernet Sauvignon, but it's no less delicious and all the more unique for that.

94 Points - Wine Spectator

Intense and powerful, offering a vibrant mix of Kalamata olive, gunpowder tea, toffee, Szechuan peppercorn and dark chocolate notes. The dense and toothsome huckleberry, blueberry and maraschino cherry flavors are harmonious, showing plenty of oomph through the long, velvety finish.