Ranked #23 of 174 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia
Deep dark colour with a hint of development. Very, very oaky with coconutty oak lactones galore. It's hard to smell and taste anything else at this stage. A very big, gutsy, tannic wine, notably less elegant than Bin 169. An enormous wine, and enormously oaky. Mouth-crunching tannins. Needs ages. Will no doubt be a great bottle for those patient enough to wait.
95.5 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon is an earthier style displaying classic aromas of cassis, plum and pencil shavings with some earth, olives, spice box and cloves. Very structured by firm, grainy tannins, it is concentrated and muscular with good acid freshness through the long and layered finish. It needs 1-2 years more of aging and will drink to 2030+. Drink 2013 - 2030.
Source: Robert Parker.
96 Points James Halliday
100% cabernet sauvignon from the Barossa Valley, Padthaway, Wrattonbully and Adelaide Hills. It finished its fermentation in, and was then matured for 16 months in, new American oak hogsheads. Exceptional depth of crimson-purple colour sets the scene for a spectacular wine from this great vintage. The American oak is very obvious, but that's the style. It's not one that instinctively appeals to me, and I always raise an eyebrow at the conjunction of cabernet and American oak. However, tastings over the years have shown that, when 10-20 years old, the components do come together very well. Drink to 2030.
Source: James Halliday. February, 2013
100 Points Andrew Caillard MW
Deep crimson purple. Intense cassis, dark fruit, malt, toasted oak notes. Dense and elemental with exuberant dark cherries, cassis aniseed flavours, fine ripe chocolaty tannins and judiciously balanced vanilla, malt oak. A ripe juicy finish with a savoury tannin plume. Luxuriant, powerful and perfectly balanced. A landmark Bin 707 with huge cellaring potential.
Source: Andrew Caillard, Langton's.