Penfolds `Bin 128` Shiraz 2010 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA. RRP $37.99

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Overview

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 the mid-1980s, a greater attention has been paid to fruit ripeness, resulting in a wine that is fuller in style and structure.

“A single-region alternative Shiraz offer… in 2010, comfortable with a greater emphasis on structure rather than flavour.”

“Begs food!”

“A continued and vital Penfolds engagement with Shiraz from Coonawarra vineyards—now spanning well over half a century!”

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Crimson, deep-red core.

Aroma

Delicately scented with fragrances of lavender/rosemary/rose-petal.Well-absorbed oak (cedar), and a suggestion of regional artefact —spearmint and blackcurrant pastille. Subtle background scents of fruit mince/sage/brown butter cautiously seep in to fill any aromatic void.

Palate

Linear, defined. Alluring flavours of fresh plum and blackcurrant, freshly-cured ham, caraway seed.Prominent grainy tannins and mouth-watering ‘binding’ acidity authoritatively keep all components in check. French oak in balance, stylishly understated. Finishes firm.

Cellaring Potential

2013 - 2025

Food Matching

Saddle of hare with wild mushroom confit, baby beets, braised leek with a sage butter sauce

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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