Nice old vanilla, caramel chocolate nose; simmered beef bones; quite rich and complex, but not the most elegant of 707s. A bit rough on the nose. A grunty rather than gentle wine. Later: much richer than first thought; deep and rich, layered and very complex; a superb wine that persists on and on. Great stuff.
Bin 707 is Penfolds' Cabernet Sauvignon version of Grange: ripe,intensely-flavoured fruit; completing fermentation and maturation in new oak; fully expressing a Penfolds understanding of multi-vineyard, multi-region fruit sourcing.
Named by an ex-Qantas marketer, Bin 707 was first vintaged in 1964. The wine was not made from 1970 to 1975 when fruit was directed to other wines, nor in 1981, 1995, 2000 or 2003 (when fruit of the required style and quality was not available). Fullbodied and with proven cellaring potential, Bin 707 has a secure place among the ranks of Australia's finest Cabernets.