Toasty oak and smoky rich developed fruit, not very cabbish. A vestige of blackberry. Chewy tannic, dense and fleshy. A whopper. This is difficult to drink. A massive wine. Very long term. Needs years. Now to 25 years?
97 Points James Halliday
Full red-purple; concentrated, ripe, cassis and blackberry fruit leaps from the glass, with oak present but trailing behind. The palate is as rich, ripe, succulent and concentrated as the bouquet suggests, redolent with cassis, and long, lingering tannins. Drink to 2016.
Source: James Halliday. March, 1999
Deeply colored, this 707 Cabernet offers notes of ripe blackcurrant, warm black cherries and mulberries with a fragrant undercurrent of sandalwood. The palate is voluptuously fruited with firm, grainy tannins, crisp acid and a long spicy finish. It makes for a great drop of Cabernet now but still has plenty to give.Source: Robert Parker (In Asia) January, 2012 by Lisa Perrotti-Brown