2016 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon
The scents of Indian ink and vivid, new American oak take center stage, followed by redcurrant, blackcurrant and meaty aromas, as well as a sanguine, iodine edge. The palate confirms the sense that this needs a good rest. Deep and dense, the attractively chewy tannins are draped in rich, ripe blackberry and blackcurrant flavors. This is a vibrant wine, with significant tannin layering that needs to rest a little. Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills fruit sourcing. 20 months in new American-oak hogsheads. Try from 2024. Should peak after 2030.
From Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills, matured for 20 months in new American hogsheads. Full-bodied, arrogant, rambunctious, stares you down. Difficult to cram more flavour into a glass. Demands 5+ years to allow a proper judgement.
James Halliday – Halliday Wine Companion