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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 95241)
collectible wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1997 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1994 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Impenetrable black with a concession of purple at the rim.

Nose: Saturated dark fruit flavors of blackberry/ mulberry fuse with notes of dark chocolate, Ribena and licorice. The "chocolate" spike unfolds with air, revealing cocoa bean and cherry liqueur components.

The overt, aromatic contribution from the legendary, ancient Kalimna Block 42 vineyard offers soul, purity and character. The 100% new oak contribution is of academic interest only - it is completely absorbed.

Palate: The palate displays an oscillation and juxtaposition between a solid, assertive and muscular first impression, and later, an opulent, saturated and succulent demeanour.

Blackberry and loganberry fruit flavors glide across a supportive continuum of tannin and oak to reveal a profound synergy of Blackforest cake and bread & butter pudding flavors. What's promised on the nose is revealed on the palate - perceptions delivered.

Food pairings: Ideal with rare roast lamb cutlets.

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About Penfolds Wines:

Founded by a young, English doctor in 1844, Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines that have changed the landscape of Australian winemaking. Over the past century, Penfolds has indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then, a series of standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead. Under the direction of master winemaker, Peter Gago, Penfolds is now found in every major wine market in the country. Extraordinary wines such as Block 42 and Bin 60A have also been released during his tenure. Penfolds wines are now widely celebrated for their diversity and quality across many price-points. The strength of Penfolds is that the wine comes first. Penfolds' range of table wines is utterly Australian, evoking a generosity of spirit and the beauty of the Australian landscape.