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2020 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia

$698.00

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Varieties

Cabernet

Vintage

2020

Country

Australia

Region

Barossa Valley, Coonawarra

Bottle Size

750ml

Drinking Window

2026 – 2050

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.

“WORTH THE WAIT! A STRIDENT FOLLOW-ON FROM THE LAUDED 2019 BIN 707.” – PETER GAGO, PENFOLDS CHIEF WINEMAKER

Tasting Notes

Engulfing/lush. Powerful - propelled by a wave of fruits - fresh mulberry, fig, Goji berry, raspberry, fresh blackcurrant. And licorice. Pondering derivation - cocoa powder, pastry (cinnamon scroll/bun), crusted/roasted beef? No matter, detected. Ripe and firm, glossy tannins frame many layers, including those that appear to stand above (levitating to another realm!). A textural creaminess, sumptuousness - possibly by way of oak? Noted that oak was not mentioned during tasting – implying seamless integration. Really? But it’s 100% new! Balanced, complete, latent.

Winemaking

Coonawarra had a dry start to the growing season. Spring was notably warm, with no incidents of frost. Conditions were optimal for flowering. Although there were 14 days >35°C, overall, the summer and autumn conditions were cooler than average, providing ideal ripening conditions. Nearby, Wrattonbully was similarly blessed with optimal conditions. The Barossa Valley growing season was relatively mild with long dry spells. July was unusually dry, resulting in reduced yields, however good rainfall in August provided a solid foundation for the vines to thrive in spring. Vine canopies were healthy, and notably larger than previous years. Spring temperatures were generally warmer than average with favourable climatic conditions for budburst and flowering. Summer temperatures were near long-term average, with 21 days >35°C. Except for a few wet days in February, the predicted La Niña failed to materialise. The generally mild conditions produced cabernet sauvignon grapes of outstanding quality.

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