Bin numbers were originally named after the original binning location after bottling, Bin 8 was given its number because it uses older oak previously used for Bin 128, Bin 28 and Bin 389 – with ‘8’ obviously providing the common thread.
- SA - Other South Australian
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An attempt to fill the gap as the price of Bin 389 inflates, though a price rise this year takes Bin 8 into decisively premium territory. It's bright, lively and finely structured, defined by tangy, leafy cabernet fruit and fragrant violet perfume. Whether it has the back-palate weight or persistence to justify the price remains an open question.
Rating 91 - TS - Wine Companion - 27JUL14
A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon and 43% Shiraz, the deep garnet-purple colored 2012 Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz is a little closed on the nose, with pure blackcurrant and blackberry notes coming through along with some baking spices in the background. Medium-bodied with classic flavors, it is quite expressive in the mouth, with low to medium levels of grainy tannins carrying it through the long finish.19,500 cases were imported to the US. Drink it now to 2020.
Rating 90+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - eRobertParker.com - Feb14
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep youthful red
An instantly recognisable Cabernet Shiraz aromatic propulsion… with Cabernet notes more prominent than Shiraz at this stage. i.e. black olive, graphite and red-berried fruits. Not quite that simple, however, with anchovy, crackling and meat salt (Shiraz?) complexities lurking in the background. Oh, and a modicum of musk to add further intrigue.
Vibrant, with excellent grip – via a defined and focussed (linear) structure. Ripe, varietal Cabernet apparent – neither herbal nor leafy. Rhubarb, red-fruits and red jelly-crystal notes… verging toward a good, old-fashioned summer trifle treat. Palate bound by integrated oak and compliant tannins.