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Penfolds 707 2007

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Combining the generosity of Shiraz with the wonderful structure of Cabernet Sauvignon, this full bodied wine shows rich dark berry, chocolate and spice characgters enhanced by subtle toasty oak nuances. We invite you to explore the Penfolds range and discover a success story more than 160 years old.

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Penfolds Wines:
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

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Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
3.50 5
02/22/2009

Nice aroma, very fruit forward! Tastes of dark fruit that is rounded out by solid tannins but not harsh. Nor does it leave your mouth dry. Short finish


Snooth User: GRL
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4.00 5
04/11/2009

This is our "house wine" at $8 from Costco.


Snooth User: moodymalbec
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2.50 5
03/08/2009

balsamic, chocolate and spice with blue and black fruits


Snooth User: CLOJON
10215787
3.50 5
08/19/2009

Rich in color. Dark cherry scent with a hint of licorice and spice. Slightly musty. Rich, velvety and smooth. It was pleasant rolling on the tongue.


Snooth User: JustAllie
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4.00 5
01/31/2009

A nice, rich-tasting red, goes well with pasta and tomato sauce or spicier dishes.


Snooth User: JeanieF
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0.50 5
05/17/2009

bitter and bland


Snooth User: manfrin
9390623
4.00 5
03/31/2009

A sharp and fruity taste, medium- to full-bodied taste. It went fantastic with some nice sharp cheese. In our group both those who drink wine and those who do not regularly drink wine like this. This is a great deal at $8 a bottle.

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    External Reviews for Penfolds 707

    External Review
    05/13/2009

    Launched in '76, this blend of Shiraz and Cabernet represents the value-driven introduction to Penfold's stellar line of Australian reds. Consistent high-quality has been achieved in a firm, fruity wine that also has great aging potential.


    External Review
    05/13/2009

    Coming from Penfolds' Koonunga Hill Series, this Shiraz show expressive fruit in multi-layers. Great with all of types of food. Blackberries, blueberries, and cherry blended with toasted vanilla notes.


    External Review
    09/15/2009

    Thick and purple in the glass, with amazing concentration for a wine of this price. Exhibits loads of deep berry and plum flavors, with just a hint of tobacco and vanilla. Deep, rich and juicy, with the bones to last for the next 10-15 years.


    External Review
    01/12/2010

    Launched in 1976, this blend of Shiraz and Cabernet represents a value-driven introduction to Penfold's stellar line of Australian reds. They achieve consistent high quality in this firm, fruity bottling, which also has great aging potential.


    External Review
    01/27/2010

    Purple-colored, the wine offers meaty black currant, blackberry, and blueberry aromas. On the palate the wine exhibits remarkable focus and structure for its humble price. The fruit is grapy and primary as well as intensely flavored. It should evolve for several years and drink well through 2022 if not longer.



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    Combining the generosity of Shiraz with the wonderful structure of Cabernet Sauvignon, this full bodied wine shows rich dark berry, chocolate and spice characgters enhanced by subtle toasty oak nuances. We invite you to explore the Penfolds range and discover a success story more than 160 years old.

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