2010 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon
100% cabernet sauvignon from the Barossa Valley, Padthaway, Wrattonbully and Adelaide Hills. It finished its fermentation in, and was then matured for 16 months in, new American oak hogsheads. Exceptional depth of crimson-purple colour sets the scene for a spectacular wine from this great vintage. The American oak is very obvious, but that's the style. It's not one that instinctively appeals to me, and I always raise an eyebrow at the conjunction of cabernet and American oak. However, tastings over the years have shown that, when 10-20 years old, the components do come together very well.
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion