Penfolds `Bin 128` Shiraz 1996 (2 x 750mL) Coonawarra, SA.

Penfolds Bin 128 is one of the most distinctive reds in the Penfolds stable. Firstly, as a ‘Coonawarra Shiraz’, it is one of the few Penfolds reds that isn’t a multi-regional blend. It is also one of only two Penfolds reds, Clare Estate being the other, to be matured solely in French oak.

Overview

Penfolds Bin 128 is one of the most distinctive reds in the Penfolds stable. Firstly, as a ‘Coonawarra Shiraz’, it is one of the few Penfolds reds that isn’t a multi-regional blend. It is also one of only two Penfolds reds, Clare Estate being the other, to be matured solely in French oak.

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep plum.

Aroma

A complex blend of aromas including raspberry, berry and spice with a background of floral notes and cedary oak.

Palate

Full to medium-bodied. Expansive, rich fruit characters of berries layered with plum and harmonious oak flavours. Velvety tannins deposit a lingering finish on the palate with spice and floral flavours.

Wine Background

Penfolds Bin 128 is one of the most distinctive reds in the Penfolds stable. Firstly, as a ‘Coonawarra Shiraz’, it is one of the few Penfolds reds that isn’t a multi-regional blend. It is also one of only two Penfolds reds, Clare Estate being the other, to be matured solely in French oak.

French oak generally lends a wine understated, aromatic characters and is therefore a better choice with more subtly flavoured wines. Coonawarra typically produces zesty, spicy and supple Shiraz fruit that exhibits a richness of flavour and a mouth-filling roundness on the palate. Bin 128 is true to this style.

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