Like many wines in the Penfolds family, the story of Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon is a story of progress, resulting from curiosity, courage, and visionary thinking.
A beacon of uncompromising quality, Bin 707’s story is also a coming-of-age story for Australian Cabernet Sauvignon, demonstrating the advances in winemaking and viticulture in Australia through the past six decades.
Today, Cabernet Sauvignon wines from across Australia are heralded as some of the finest in the world, with Penfolds Bin 707 standing proud in the highest echelons, regarded by collectors as the benchmark for Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. 2024 marks the 60th anniversary of the first release of Bin 707, and so we celebrate this pioneering wine that proudly stands alongside the world’s finest Cabernet Sauvignons.
Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon is completely unadulterated. The blend offers one of the most distinctive expressions of this variety in the world.Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker
First made by the man who created the now legendary Penfolds Grange, Penfolds Chief Winemaker, Max Schubert, Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon was Penfolds first commercial release of a single cabernet-based wine.
It is the perfect Cabernet Sauvignon representation of Penfolds House Style, with intensely flavoured fruit combined with 16 months’ maturation in new American oak hogsheads, expressing a Penfolds understanding of multi-vineyard, multi-region fruit sourcing.
Today’s Penfolds winemakers, led by chief winemaker Peter Gago, continue to ensure Bin 707 represents Penfolds House Style at its most rich and powerful, truly demonstrating the virtue of blending. Grapes selected for Bin 707 are intensely flavoured, with thick skins and small bunches. A strict relegation process post vintage ensures only the finest, most powerful, and opulent parcels are included in the final blend. Such is the quality of Bin 707, if the required fruit character, flavour profile and quality cannot be identified in the selected grapes, the wine will not be made, as evidenced by the vintages of 1970-1975, 1981, 1995, 2000, and most recently 2020.
While some of the most prestigious vineyards in the Barossa Valley and Coonawarra have been at the heart of Bin 707 since the 1970s, in recent years, cool-climate vineyards such as Robe, Padthaway and Wrattonbully have also become additional sources, making this a truly multi-regional blend of Australia’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon.
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- 2021 (current release)
Full-bodied and with proven cellaring potential, Bin 707 is consistently ranked among Australia’s finest wines, growing in prestige as collectors the world over have fallen in love with this distinctive style and supreme quality.
With every growing season bringing its own nuances, no vintage of Bin 707 is exactly alike, but what the 45 vintages released over the last 60 years show us time and time again is that Bin 707 wines have surpassed Max Schubert’s ambition, with many Bin 707 vintages having great propensity to age beyond three decades.
The latest release: 2021 Bin 707
A cabernet reflection of Grange. Full-bodied with proven cellaring potential, the 2021 shows the essence of Bin 707 on the nose – blackcurrant, cassis and mulberry. The palate is balanced and complete with fresh mulberries, blackcurrant and fig with firm, glossy tannins. Consistently awarded 98-99 points from leading critics around the world, peak drinking is expected from 2026 – 2050.
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon is available in fine wine retailers nationwide, including Berry Bros & Rudd, Justerini & Brooks, Lay & Wheeler, Farr Vintners and many more.
Visit www.penfolds.com/wines for further information.