All Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz Coonawarra Australia wines are beautifully packaged and delivered in a natural wine gift bag included in the price or upgrade to a hand made wooden wine presentation box.
Wine tasting notes
Created in 1962, Penfolds Bin 128 is a regional wine that reflects the unique climate and growing conditions of South Australia’s Coonawarra district and the relatively elegant style of cool-climate Shiraz. From the 1980 vintage, French oak replaced American, highlighting the pepper, spice and floral characteristics that define this style. Since this time, greater attention to fruit flavour ripeness has structurally resulted in a more complete and complex wine style.
A shimmering bright crimson.
All spice – primarily nutmeg/cinnamon and basil. Clove (eugenolic character?) from French oak? Maybe.
A propulsion of red fruits, sour cherry and liqueur cherry high notes… accompanied by less apparent freshlysliced cherry tomato, tomato paste aromas.
At this stage – no tell-tale pepper, no liquorice.
A brioche/bready/yoghurt amalgam reluctantly ascends upon sitting in glass.
Compact, focussed yet succulent.
Not that ‘plummy’, nevertheless other Coonawarra markers do resonate – redcurrant, pomegranate, black cherry.
Great length, with graphite/pencil shavings oak enhancing finish. Obedient dusty/chalky tannins comply onthe periphery.
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