Penfolds Bin 707 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 is a big and robust 707 that commands attention and screams out for a very long time to fully come into its own. From the outset, an amazing depth of colour, intense black with a fingernail-narrow rim of vibrant purple. It’s desperately young, and closed up like a trap on the bouquet. The palate is monumental, powerfully intense with cassis and blackcurrant fruit, and deeply structured with a firm undercarriage of solid yet fine tannins. Layers of fruit and oak jostle for position, ultimately settling into a comfortable truce, both desperate for time in the cellar to find their form. The Barossa Valley takes pole position this year, followed by Padthaway, Coonawarra, Wrattonbully and the Adelaide Hills. Gago declared that this vintage will give any Bin 707 back to 1964 a run for its money. It’s certainly a vintage that will turn heads, capture hearts and sell out in a nanosecond – even at this price.