Bin 707 1998 vintage

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Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Penfolds Bin 707 is the quintessential Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. The winemaking philosophy of Bin 707 is similar to that of Grange, that is ripe full-flavoured grapes, completion of fermentation in barrel and new American oak maturation. The result is a wine of great richness, power, harmony and concentration with the structure and strength to age for the long term.
Taste Description

Colour
Opaque, deep red.

Nose
Ripe red berries together with varietal, leafy cassis fruits. Stylish integrated oak, hints of smokiness and subtle cedar aromas.

Palate
Rich and ripe with dark cherry and raspberry fruit flavours, some dark chocolate and integrated smoky oak.

Technical Information

Maturation: Matured in 100% new American oak for 15 months.

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 13.5% Acidity: 6.8g/L pH: 3.55.

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vintage Conditions
The 1997 vintage enjoyed a cool summer that was followed by warm weather in late March and April. Winter rainfall had been excellent in most districts and good rains continued into September and past bud-burst.
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