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Penfolds `Bin 128` Shiraz 2012 (4 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0100-2444206

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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.

Bin 128 - 2012 Vintage

“Claret-like weight and composure.”

“Reminiscent of 1960’s Bin 128’s – e.g. ’62, ’66.”

“One of the tasting highlights of the 2014 Penfolds Bin Releases – should age longer-term, slowly.”

Peter Gago - Penfolds Chief Winemaker

SA - Coonawarra
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Rating 92 - TS - Published on 27 Jul 2014, Australian Wine Companion

A young release for an ageworthy style, this is not a wine to be judged in haste. Tightly coiled and focused, it takes some coaxing to tease out vibrant red cherry and plum fruits from a subtly gamey core. Tannins are well structured for a promising future.

Rating 88 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Feb 2014, #211,

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2012 Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz shows a youthfully muted nose of black and red plums, mulberries plus hints of pepper, charcoal, damp earth and sage. The medium to full-bodied palate centers on a decent core of mid-palate fruit structured by medium levels of chewy tannins and lively acid. It finishes long. 5,110 bottles were made. Drink it now to 2020+.

Winery Tasting Notes


Bright plum red.


Perfumed high notes propelled by glacéed cherry, red jelly crystal aromatics. Elderflower? Florals and cedar beckon attention. A spike of choco-mint reminds instantly of its regional source. Bircher-muesli mix – verging towards more primal/earthy chaff/hay/hay-shed.


Freshness and vivacity – a by-product of this wine’s age and upbringing. Pomegranate/cumquat/beetroot – inducing acidity/grip. Camphor/menthol/spice/focussed/binding– courtesy of French oak (26% new). Chalky/angular/grippy tannins pave the way to a long and lingering aftertaste.

Peak Drinking

2014 – 2028.

SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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Bidding History

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d.h - Frenchs Forest NSW23/10/2016 5.52.05 PM AEDTAU $124 11
M.S - Kurralta Park SA22/10/2016 7.51.37 PM AEDTAU $119 10
g.c - north perth WA21/10/2016 7.19.29 PM AEDTAU $104 10
m.p - balwyn VIC22/10/2016 12.38.14 AM AEDTAU $89 10
D.K - Mont Albert VIC20/10/2016 10.19.07 AM AEDTAU $59 10
j.c - seaforth NSW20/10/2016 10.16.33 AM AEDTAU $49 10
P.S - Warrandyte VIC19/10/2016 8.26.10 PM AEDTAU $14 10
s.c - maroubra NSW19/10/2016 4.07.59 PM AEDTAU $9 10
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