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Date Printed: 4/21/2015
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 108712)
collectible wine
boutique wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/21/2015: $169.00

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
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
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 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:

A deep and dark beetroot red color. On the nose, it is textbook violet upon sitting, with Coonawarra cassis signing off on varietal/regional DNA. Scents of beetroot juice, raspberry and lavender ascend effortlessly, but glaceed fruits and ground espresso coffee require some work in the glass. The palate is even and long, confident and firm. Massive fruits - blackcurrant, liqueur cherry - meshed with raspy tannins, red licorice.
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About Penfolds Wines:

Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines since 1844 and 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 stand-out wines both white and red have been released under the Penfolds masthead.

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker and only the 4th custodian of Grange, relishes the opportunity to bring Penfolds to the world stage and is an enthusiastic ambassador and natural educator. Penfolds came to the attention of the US market when 1990 Grange was Wine Spectator’s ‘Wine of the Year’. Since then, Penfolds Grange has become one of the most collectable wines of the world and was honored to grace the front cover, once again, of Wine Spectator, with declarations of Grange as Australia’s Icon