Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz 2017 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

With each vintage release the cool-climate Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz provides an interesting counterpoint to the more opulent and richly concentrated warm-climate Kalimna® Bin 28 Shiraz.

Bin 128 comprises fruit sourced from the unique terra rossa soils of Coonawarra, a region that exemplifies the perfume, transparency and seductive nature of cool-climate red table wines.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Garnet with crimson on rim

Aroma

An aromatic veil of black-truffled earthiness meshed with porcini mushroom over a dark chocolate base.

Beneath, spiced French oak evident (predominantly cinnamon) – not quite a nuttiness (but if it were to be, most akin to

preserved walnut).

A transient lift of violet florals quickly superseded by the assertive ascent of a ‘just-roasted beef outer-crustiness’!

Coonawarra shiraz? But of course.

Palate

A quilt of berried shiraz fruits and lingering tannins provide a structural palate platform.

A recollection of corned beef and aspic jelly flavours, with but a touch of menthol/fresh tobacco abetting small-berried fruits.

A Coonawarra line of acidity affords both vivacity and length of palate. French oak there to help!

Looks like, tastes like ... 128.

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking 2020 – 2032.

Origin: Coonawarra, South Australia.

Maturation: 12 months French oak hogsheads (25% new, 42% 1-y.o., 33% 2-y.o.)

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.3 g/L, pH: 3.66

Variety: Shiraz.

Medals & Trophies

95 Points - Tony Love

95 Points - Angus Hughson

94 Points - Andrew Caillard MW

Vintage
2017
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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