Penfolds Bin 707 1993

penfolds bin 707

This is a wine I bought back in the 1990s from a UK supermarket for around £16 (it was on offer). How times have changed! Current releases are super-expensive. This isn’t supposed to be a great year for Bin 707, but it has aged very nicely, shedding the new American oak it was raised in, and revealing a core of dark fruits. The 1993 Bin 707 is Coonawarra Cabernet blended with bits from Padthaway and Adelaide Hills. According to the Penfolds website, peak drinking period finished in 2010, but they may wish to revisit this!

Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 1993 South Australia
13.5% alcohol. Lovely sweet, smooth blackcurrant fruit with a bit of gravelly grip. It’s perfumed and open with sweetly expressive fruit, leading to a slightly grippy palate with subtle notes of warm herbs and mint. There’s a supple texture here as well as some tannic grip, and it’s a really attractive expression of Cabernet Sauvignon that may well develop further. Dense and full. 94/100

 

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