Red

1998 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Australia
  • South Australia
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Community Tasting Notes 71

  • rossi.wine wrote: (93 points)

    March 21, 2016 - Quite evolved in colour and on the nose. Earthy, dusty with notes of eucalyptus, forest floor, tobacco, spices. On the palate open and balanced. Good acidity, sweet fruit, slightly spicy with soft tannins. Very good length. Elegant and ready to drink. 92-94

  • SlimShaney wrote: (92 points)

    March 21, 2016 - Smell the age and dusty old stored barrels. Chewy tannin and earthy notes with limited pleasure.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Samuel Sze wrote: flawed

    March 19, 2016 - Tasted at a wedding in Setia City Conventional Centre, KL
    together with Chateau Senejac 2009, 2010, 2012

    Somehow this Penfolds Bin 707 doesn't feel magical, perhaps has gone through a lot of heat stress.

    Clean, medium garnet/tawny with legs.

    Nose: Clear, Medium Intensity of Kirsh, oak, cocoa, raisiny and cooked fruits

    Palate: Dry, Low Acid, and Tannin, No fruit structure, hollow, Medium intensity of cooked plum, raisiny, and sultana. Medium body and finish

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • empire80 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    January 14, 2016 - First bottle of the case. Sweet black fruit and cassis, quite strong tannin and acidity. This is drinking now because of the concentrated fruit, but I won't be in a hurry to open the next bottle.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • macaujames Likes this wine: (93 points)

    September 25, 2015 - Had lifted aromas of minty blackfuits, flowers, vanilla, black pepper and leather.This was much more stylish and longer, maybe more European in style, with a fantastic fullish and complete palate with great oak, highish acidity and a very long authoritative finish. More traditional in feel than the wonderful voluptuous Bin 389 of the same vintage. Keep indefinitely.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2001, IWC Issue #97 (link)

    (Penfolds Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 Barossa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2001 (link) 17+ points

    (Penfolds Bin 707 ) The latest vintage of this flagship wine has an intense nose of sweet, chewy, tarry bramble and blackcurrant fruit. It is sweet, rounded and smooth on the palate, with cigarbox notes and blackcurrant fruit. This wine is in a very simple, primary stage of its evolution. Tannins are prominent, yet very supple and there is balanced acidity. This wine needs a lot more time yet.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Penfolds
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Bin 707
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 012354071254, 012354071933

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,464 (75%)
  • Consumed 486 (25%)

Food Pairing

Beef, Game

Who Likes This Wine

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