Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Sale price$745.00
Coonawarra, Padthaway, Barossa & Others, South Australia, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Closure: Cork

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Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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Producer: Penfolds

Country: Australia

Region: Multi Regional SA

Vintage: 2012

Critic Score: 98

Alcohol: 14.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2055

Very full-bodied and dense, concentrated and rich. Tremendous depth. Smooth and harmonious. Spectacular stuff - Huon Hooke

Penfolds Rewards of Patience tasting panel 2021 - 5/5 rating

Bin 707 is Penfolds cabernet sauvignon Grange equivalent. The style relies on the riper spectrum of cabernet sauvignon flavours and tannins, is matured in new American oak and expresses the Penfolds policy of multi-vineyard, multi-region fruit sourcing. Named by an ex-Qantas marketing man, 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, 2003, 2011 or 2017 (when fruit of the required style and quality was not available). Full bodied and with good cellaring potential, Bin 707 has a secure place among the ranks of Australia's finest cabernets.

"Classic, inimitable, signature 707: blockbuster and towering, yet focused and controlled, packed with all manner of density and exacting varietal definition, over a solid core of dark chocolate American oak. Density is impenetrable, yet at the same time it's sleek and streamlined. Its energy, poise and super fine, commandingly structured tannins furnish an epic future.”  Tyson Stelzer

"Arguably the best Penfolds red, consistently expressive of exemplary cabernet qualities, Bin 707 is sourced from several South Australian regions, principally the Barossa and Coonawarra. A benchmark cellaring wine, revived in the 1970s after Len Evans told Penfolds their decision to delete it some years earlier bordered on the insane."  Jeremy Oliver

The 2012 Penfolds Bin 707 is 100% cabernet sauvignon sourced from premium vineyards in Coonawarra, Padthaway, Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully and Adelaide Hills. The wine was matured for 14 months in new American oak hogsheads.

"Deep crimson. Intense blackcurrant, dark chocolate, cherry liqueur and roasted coffee aromas. A richly flavoured wine with blackcurrant, dark chocolate and panforte flavours, vigorous powerful muscular driving tannins and underlying savoury espresso oak notes. Sweet fruited wine with the structure and attack to age for decades. Keep for a while. Peak drinking 2025 to 2060.

Vintage Conditions: Lower than average winter rainfall was experienced across each region. Variable conditions continued through the period from October to December, merging into a mild summer, with a few short periods of elevated heat. Areas including the Coonawarra experienced cooler temperatures for flowering ahead of superior ripening conditions, with lower yields contributing to an earlier start to harvest. Across each region, fruit was picked in optimal condition. Smaller berry and bunch sizes were noticeable in most regions. Coupled with favourable weather conditions, great results were delivered for traditional quality markers – colour, tannin profile, fruit concentration and flavour depth."  Penfolds 

Wine region map of South Australia

South Australia

South Australian is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. It is home to more than 900 wineries across 18 wine regions. The regions are Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Plains, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Currency Creek, Eden Valley, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Mount Benson, Mount Gambier, Padthaway, Riverland, Robe, Southern Fleurieu, Southern Flinders Ranges and Wrattonbully.

Many of the well-known names in the South Australian wine industry established their first vineyards in the late 1830s and early 1840s. The first vines in McLaren Vale were planted at Reynella in 1839 and Penfold's established Magill Estate on the outskirts of Adelaide in 1844.

South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the State to be able to produce a range of grape varieties - from cool climate Riesling in the Clare and Eden Vallies to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Two of Australia's best-known wines, Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace, are produced here. There is much to discover in South Australia for the wine lover.