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1998 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707
- > South Australia
Community Tasting Notes 60
wp_drinkers Likes this wine: (93 points)
June 7, 2014 - No formal notes. Bottle was in great condition and I think will still improve with further age.
Pinotphile123 wrote: (96 points)
April 5, 2014 - Just drinking fantastically but still has plenty of life ahead. No bricking.
March 13, 2014 - - Brick color with medium forming legs. It's balanced with a full body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Rich intense flavour. Still some fresh fruit. Needed about an hour after decanting before opening out.
TurtlesWines Likes this wine: (99 points)
February 19, 2014 - From Penfolds site.
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon. 1998
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon is the Cabernet equivalent of Grange: ripe, intensely-flavoured fruit, fermented and matured in new American oak, and expressing the Penfolds policy of multi-vineyard, multi-region fruit-sourcing. Named by an ex- Qantas marketing man, the first Bin 707 was the 1964 vintage. The wine was not made from 1970 to 1975 (when the focus shifted to Bin 389) nor in 1981, 1995 or 2000 (when fruit of the required style and quality was not available). Big and long-lived, Bin 707 has a secure place among the ranks of Australia's finest Cabernets. Packaged in laser-etched bottles from the 1997 vintage.
peterk Likes this wine: (92 points)
January 14, 2014 - Still quite youthful - rich and powerful with some some lingering fresh acidity.
Pro Reviews 2
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
July/August 2001, Issue #97 (link)
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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.
- 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 Code 012354071254
- Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
- In Cellars 1371 (77%)
- Consumed 392 (22%)