Penfolds `Bin 128` Shiraz 2011 (3x 750mL), SA. Screwcap

Overview

Expert Reviews

91 Points. Campbell Mattinson - Wine Front. 9 March 2013

Penfolds is renowned for its consistency of flavour/style and what’s clear from these 2011 releases is that this consistency extends beyond variety and label and into vintage. This and the Bin 138 from 2011 sit outside the mainstay of 2011 releases from other producers.

Ripe, cherried and peppery. Steady as she blows. Fruit driven and fruit-forward, though spicy, autumnal tannin here gives the wine a sturdiness. Smoky vanillin oak plays a role here, but not a particularly assertive one. I’d call it well balanced. I wouldn’t call it a wine of charm but I wouldn’t question the quality of this.

Winery Tasting Notes

Medium crimson. Fresh red cherry, redcurrant, white pepper, roasted nut aromas with

hints of vanilla. Fresh redcurrant, white pepper flavours, savoury, touch leafy tannins and

underlying roasted almond/vanilla oak. Finishes sinewy firm with good flavour length. A

relatively early-drinking style.