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Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
$449.99

SKU W6592

750ml

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Colour: Deep purple, with a black, impenetrable core. Nose: At once 707... i.e. it would appear less 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, more 100% Bin 707! Barrel ferment notes sprint past all others - the formics, smoked nuts/meats. Soon overtaken by hoisin, sweet soy sauces and concentrated tomato paste aromatics. A final wave of liquorice, black forest cake/tiramisu and choc/coffee affogato exotics. And what of the 100% new oak? Yes, perhaps the primary source of those (repressed) nutty/toasty wafts...? Palate: Full-bodied, mouth-filling. Complex, layered. Surely not befitting the "assault of the senses" commentary overheard on a re-pour during this tasting?! A blackcurrant overlay across a base of just-baked, spiced, chocolate fondant. Tannins omnipresent, yet calmly conveyed by the wine's lush fruits and densely textured extract. Oak totally absorbed...certainly at one with the wine.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Brand Penfolds
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorVibrant, focused and elegant, but needs time to bring everything together. Offers deep flavors of currant, blackberry, potpourri and spice that weave together seamlessly against a gentle grip of tannins, expanding beautifully on the long and expressive finish. Best from 2017 through 2030. 990 cases imported.

Harvey Steiman, December 31, 2014
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Wine AdvocateMade from Coonawarra, Padthaway, Barossa, Wrattonbully and Adelaide Hills fruit and aged 14 months is 100% new American oak hogsheads, the deep, vibrant purple colored 2012 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon opens to lovely crème de cassis notes with some kirsch accents plus violets, cedar and menthol nuances. At the moment the oak stands out on the palate so it needs more time to integrate, but otherwise it is quite minty, has balanced acid though is very punchy and it is bursting with fruit through the very long, firm finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 2014

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