Colour: Deep, dark core, purple edge retained in February 2012.
Nose: Instantly recognisable - unabashed and unmistakably 707 - no pretence, no mistaking. Dark berry coulis, spiced dates and pecan shortcrust aromas hover above. Suggestive notes of ironstone, ferrous assortments and soy simmer below. Irrationally, but a silhouette of nutty, chocolate/malty oak...
Palate: Full-bodied, rich and even. Varietal fruits have a role, but not a major part of this flavoursome production. Texturally, more muscular, defined and assertive, than mouth-coating or viscous. Prominent tannins are ripe and malleable. Creamy/nougat oak in no way shying away - contentedly at one with the blend.
Peak drinking 2014 - 2035. Peter Gago.