Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon

Ignore the name, Bin 707 is the right hand man to Grange, hovering well above any other Bin wine on the Penfolds ladder – and a line of monumental releases confirms it. Penfolds has worked magic with 2008 cabernet on all fronts (read on) and in the grand scheme of international cabernet, 707 is the bargain of this release. Coonawarra, Barossa and Wrattonbully all play their part in building formidable power yet consummate control. Bang-on cabernet hallmarks of vibrant blackcurrants, tobacco, coffee and a lingering violet perfume smash into the most prominent oak of any Penfolds wine this year (100 percent new American). Surging, looming, exact.