Bin 707 is a true cabernet sauvignon representation of the Penfolds ‘House Style’: intensely-flavoured fruit; completion of fermentation and maturation in new oak; expressing a Penfolds understanding of multi-vineyard, multi-region fruit sourcing. 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, 2003 or 2011 (when fruit of the required style and quality was not available). Full-bodied and with proven cellaring potential, Bin 707 retains a secure place among the ranks of Australia’s finest cabernets.
Autumn and early winter rainfall were above the longterm average. Rain stopped abruptly in early August with only light showers observed throughout spring. The dry and cool spring period effected canopy growth early in the season. Warm and dry conditions during flowering and fruit-set resulted in rapid grapevine growth and early flowering. A high rainfall event occurred in Coonawarra in January, mostly falling outside of veraison. February brought weekend heat spikes, pushing mean maximum temperatures well above the average resulting in early ripening and harvest.
“Very sweet Cabernet fruit initially with just a hint of soapiness. Very youthful and chewy. Very very youthful. Quite difficult to read compared with the lusciousness of most of the wines in
this Penfolds Collection 2017. Do not approach for ages” Jancis Robinson
2015 vintage 17 points Matthew Jukes
2015 vintage 17 points Jancis Robinson