BEST of the BEST 2014 | Leisure | International Red Wines: Penfolds 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707
When most wine collectors think of Australia, they think of Penfolds; and when they ponder Penfolds, their thoughts ineluctably drift toward Grange, the label’s flagship wine, which emphasizes Shiraz and was first produced commercially in 1952. Like Grange, Bin 707—which debuted with the 1964 vintage—is sourced from multiple vineyards in multiple regions that include Adelaide Hills and the famed Barossa Valley. But unlike Grange, it contains juice from only a single varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon. The Penfolds 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 (www.penfolds.com, $350) flexes its muscle, revealing brawny tannins that are softened by fresh acidity and fascinating flavors of boysenberry, black cherry, cassis, graphite, and holiday spice.