Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 750ml, South Australia
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 94 pts - The 2005 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 16 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads. Already complex aromatically, scents of cedar, sage, clove, mineral, black currant, and blackberry waft from the glass. Smooth, layered, and bordering on opulent, this will be a long-lived Cabernet which should drink well for 25 years. - Feb 2009.
James Halliday's Wine Companion - 95 pts - Clear red-purple; the fragrant bouquet proclaims its class from the first whiff; the web of blackcurrant, cassis and mulberry fruit is complexed further by American oak, a match that only Penfolds can carry off. Date tasted 12 Aug 2008. Drink by 2020.
Wine Spectator - 90 pts - Firm in texture, with a grip to the ripe red cherry and black currant flavors, which manage to poke through the tannins and cedary tobacco overtones and linger on the finish. Best from 2010 through 2015. 1,155 cases imported. -HS Oct 15 2008