2004 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon

2004 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon

2004 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon.  Rated 97Pts Jeremy Oliver, drink until 2034+.  The 2004 Penfolds Bin 707 is a magnificent Bin 707 and it's from a great Penfolds vintage.

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2004 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon.  Description - the 2004 Penfolds Bin 707 is inky purple in colour.  it's packed with those Bin 707 characters we've come to know and love, mulberry/cassis aromas and savoury vanillin oak.  On the palate the wine delivers mulberry/mocha/cassis fruit and vanillin oak.  The tannins, mouth-coating and chocolaty.  The 2004 Penfolds Bin 707 is a very generous, well balanced, fruit driven wine, a classic! 
 
A fresh elemental wine with concentrated pure cassis/mulberry aromas under lying savoury vanillin oak.  A fresh, buoyant, very youthful wine with densely packed mulberry/cassis fruit, mocha/vanillin oak and bolstering chocolaty mount-coating tannins.  The 2004 Penfolds Bin 707 is a very genrous, well balanced, fruit driven wine.
 
Penfolds Bin 707 is made the same was ay Penfolds Grange however Bin 707 is a Cabernet Sauvignon where as Penfolds Grange is a shiraz based wine (most vintages of Penfolds Grange do have a small amount of cabernet sauvignon added, more recently about 2% but some have been as high as 15%).  Penfolds Bin 707 is vinified in open stainless steel fermenters lined with wax-lined wooden and stainless steel header boards to optimise extraction of colour and flavour.  All components of Penfolds Bin 707 are partially barrel fermented in new seasoned American oak hogsheads for a period of 18 months.  
 
The modern Penfolds Bin 707 represents the Penfolds house red wine style at its most rich and powerful.  The Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced mostly from vineyards located in the Coonawarra, Padthaway and Barossa Valley wine regions, including the famous Block 42 Kalimna Vineyard.  Penfolds Winemakers seek fully ripe fruit with strong flavours derived from partial barrel fermentation and maturation in new American oak hogsheads for 18 months.  This explains why Penfolds still won't make Penfolds Bin 707 in difficult or more elegant years where the fruit profile is under powered, sinewy or out of character.  Penfolds Bin 707 is an immensely concentrated style with dark berry/chocolate fruit balanced by well seasoned new oak, plenty of fruit sweetness and strong, but not overwhelming tannins.  Penfolds Bin 707 is a medium to long term cellaring wine.  If you can hold out, Penfolds Bin 707 builds up into a complex and fascinating wine.