2007 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep purple-crimson; a brooding, powerful wine, black fruits, tannins, tar and earth dominant, the normally sweetening impact of the American oak to no avail. I'm not practising as I preach in giving the wine 94 points for tomorrow not today. Tasted 2010. Drink by 2022.
James Hallidays Wine Companion
...Bin 707 is always 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and always 100% new oak, though it is not released every year. The 2007 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon was matured 15 months in new American oak hogsheads. Very deep purple-black in color, it gives intense notes of vanilla, creme de cassis, blackberry preserves, licorice and espresso plus a bit of dark chocolate. Very crisp with a very high level of chewy tannins, the fruit is just a little ungenerous on the medium to full-bodied palate, giving a long tannin-dominated finish. With another 2 years+ in bottle, the fruit may come forward on this wine and it should drink to 2020+.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate #192 Dec 2010