Penfolds `Bin 128` Claret 1981 (2x 750ml), Coonawarra. Cork closure.

Coonawarra enjoys a relatively cool climate and the profile of Claret from this region differs markedly to Claret produced from the Barossa. Aromatically, the Bin 128 Coonawarra Claret exhibits more peppery spice than sweet spice, red rather than black fruits and fennel over aniseed. Structurally it is firmer, with pronounced acid and savoury tannins.

This refined wine is renowned for its consistency and reliability as both a current-drinking and cellaring-type red.

A fine claret style made from grapes grown on Penfolds Coonawarra vineyards. The wine shows distinctive bouquet and characteristic soft fruit flavour for which Coonawarra is renowned.

Overview

Coonawarra enjoys a relatively cool climate and the profile of Claret from this region differs markedly to Claret produced from the Barossa. Aromatically, the Bin 128 Coonawarra Claret exhibits more peppery spice than sweet spice, red rather than black fruits and fennel over aniseed. Structurally it is firmer, with pronounced acid and savoury tannins.

This refined wine is renowned for its consistency and reliability as both a current-drinking and cellaring-type red.

A fine claret style made from grapes grown on Penfolds Coonawarra vineyards. The wine shows distinctive bouquet and characteristic soft fruit flavour for which Coonawarra is renowned.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Brick red.

Aroma

Smoky / graphite / cedar / prune aromas with faint tomato leaf notes.

Palate

The palate is savoury dry with some prune / mocha / red fruit flavours and fine, slinky, firm tannins. Finishes chewy and long.

Bin 128

Represents the synergistic blending of Penfolds’ mastery of Claret with the unique climate and growing conditions of Coonawarra, to create a wine that delivers a distinctly regional twist to the classic Penfolds style.

Bin 128 is a regional wine that reflects the unique climate and growing conditions of Coonawarra and the classic varietal characters of cool-climate Claret with subtle oak complexity. This wine style is noted for its elegant structure and early drinkability compared with other Penfolds' traditional red wines.