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1999 Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Producer: Penfolds Wines penfolds.com
Appellation: South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$75.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: October 14, 2005 , John King
tasted: February 17, 2006 , Robert Ellis
4 stars "Color: dark; Nose: complex; Acidity: supple; Body: medium-bodied; "
rated: September 30, 2002 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
91 points "A serious red, dense with color and packed with mint- and bay leaf-scented cherry and currant flavors, finishing with a dusky note as it all lingers on the fine-grained finish. Needs cellaring. Best after 2004. 12,000 cases made. (HS)" Best 2004-
rated: October 15, 2002 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
87 points "The 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707's dense ruby/purple color is followed by a tight but promising nose of black currants, leather, and licorice. In the mouth, there are abundant quantities of black currant fruit as well as hints of creosote, earth, truffles, and subtle oak. The acidity is high, much of it probably added, which is unfortunate as the raw materials look impressive. The high acidity compresses the palate and pinches the finish. Nevertheless, this is a very good Cabernet that should drink well for 10-12 years." Best 2002-2014
rated: September 27, 2007 , Jeremy Oliver onwine.com.au
95 points "Ripe and heady aromas of cassis, mulberries and dark plums, with aromas of violets, cedar, vanilla and chocolate cigarboxy oak are lightly jammy. Ripe, smooth and sumptuous; long, soft and approachable. Squashy blackcurrants and blackberries are tightly knit with firm, powder-fine tannins and smoky, creamy, coconut American oak, finishing long and savoury. A very good wine, unusually approachable for Bin 707, and faster to mature than most. (18.6, Drink 2007-2011+)." Best 2007-2011