Friday, August 11, 2017
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon....$199.99
Lowest price in the Country by $70Sourced from Coonawarra, Padthaway, Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully and the Adelaide Hills, this is a wine with real purpose, confidence and bold style in a very good vintage. The nose has some creamy spice and nougat oak; there's a strong savory thread with dark herbs and dark stones too, along with almost brick mortar and very dark soy, iodine, tarry notes, and black olive. It opens up with gusto, really expressive. The palate has a seam of mocha flavor and the oak is fresh, adding a crispness to the wine from the outset. The density here is striking and very compact; it strides across the palate with purpose, length and poise. The tannins are seamlessly woven together, offering admirable ageing potential. Drink in 2024.
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Vibrant, focused and elegant, but needs time to bring everything together. Offers deep flavors of currant, blackberry, potpourri and spice that weave together seamlessly against a gentle grip of tannins, expanding beautifully on the long and expressive finish. Best from 2017 through 2030. 990 cases imported.
Rated 95/100 Wine Spectator