Monday, August 5, 2013

Penfolds 707 Cabernet Sauvignon

You know you can trust Penfolds to make lasting wines, but how do they achieve that a 1998 707 Cabernet Sauvignon is still youthful, and this under cork? The flavours have shifted from blackcurrant to mulberry, but the fruit is still very strong and deep. This wine is built like a powerhouse, with a tremendous mouthfeel. The tannins are firm, and the flavours go on and on.

This wine is more a Penfolds DNA wine than what you would expect as a drinker of Bordeaux or Coonawarra, but I cannot really hold this against the wine. It will still increase in complexity and go for 10 years plus.

Score: 97/++

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