2010 Tasting Notes

Bin 707 is Penfolds' Cabernet Sauvignon version of Grange: ripe,intensely-flavoured fruit; completing fermentation and maturation in new oak; fully expressing a Penfolds understanding of multi-vineyard, multi-region fruit sourcing.

Named by an ex-Qantas marketer, 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 or 2003 (when fruit of the required style and quality was not available). Fullbodied and with proven cellaring potential, Bin 707 has a secure place among the ranks of Australia's finest Cabernets.

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Penfolds' finest expression of cabernet, justly ranked among Australia's best.

The 1964 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon was Penfolds’ first commercial release of a single cabernet-based wine. Today, Bin 707 is justifiably regarded as one of Australia’s most important cabernets.

The winemaking philosophy and barrel maturation of Bin 707 is almost identical to Grange. The Bin 707 style combines intense varietal definition with new American oak to produce wines of great richness, harmony and concentration.

Over the years the development of Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon has mirrored the advances in winemaking and viticulture and in this sense has served as a representation of progress and excellence within the industry.

Bin 707 proudly bears the Penfolds stamp – displaying a fascinatingly complex marriage of ripe, concentrated cabernet fruit and 100% new American oak, forged together through partial barrel fermentation. It displays dark berried fruit, mocha and chocolate overtones, with warm spice notes.

Bin 707 is a medium to long term cellaring style of wine. It will comfortably gain stature and complexity across more than two decades in the bottle.

Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
  • Venison, Foie Gras toast, capiscum 'linguine', almond, date and liquorice emulsion
  • Pink roast lamb cutlets encrusted in rosemary, black pepper and salt flakes
  • Lamb, date and green olive tagine
  • Wine Name & Year
  • Show Name & Year
  • Award & Class
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Bin 707 2004
    Sydney Royal Wine Show 2007
    GOLD - Class 36
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Bin 707 2006
    Wrest Point Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2009
    GOLD - Class 52
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Bin 707 2007
    Royal Queensland Wine Show 2008
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Bin 707 2005
    Decanter World Wine Awards 2008
  • Penfolds Icon and Luxury Collection Bin 707 2007
    Royal Queensland Wine Show 2008
    TROPHY - Class 16
    Trophy Details
    The Stodart Trophy for the Best Gold Medal winning One Year Old Dry Red Table Wine in Classes 16 to 23