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Penfolds Bin 128 2008

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'In a winemaking tradition spanning 160 years Penfolds has set the benchmark for Australian wines' Founded in 1844 by the Penfold family at Magill Estate in Adelaide, Penfolds is synonymous with South Australia and multi-regional blending. Regions include the Barossa, Clare and EdenValleys, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra, Padthaway, Robe and Tumbarumba (New South Wales). Through multi-regional blending, Penfolds creates wines of consistently exceptional quality. They are most famous for our red wines, which range in style from the mighty Penfolds Grange to the elegant Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz. Penfolds lovers also know our white wines, including the flagship, Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay, and our fortifieds such as Penfolds Great Grandfather Port. Penfolds Bin 128 is one of the most distinctive reds in the Penfolds stable. Firstly, as a 'Coonawarra Shiraz', it is one of the few Penfolds reds that isn't a multi regional blend. It is also matured solely in French oak. French oak generally lends a wine understated, aromatic characters and is therefore a better choice with more subtly flavoured wines. Coonawarra typically produces zesty, spicy and supple Shiraz fruit that exhibits a richness of flavour and a mouth filling roundness on the palate. Bin 128 is true to this style. In 1981 the wine changed name from Bin 128 Claret to Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz.

Penfolds Wines:
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

External Reviews for Penfolds Bin 128

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Undurchdringliche Farbe mit violetten Rändern. Das Bouquet erinnert an Soja und Schwarztee. Diese außergewöhnliche Duftserie wird am Gaumen durch die typische Barossa-Charakteristik komplettiert: Die Eichenwürze ist betont sanft, was der dichten Frucht der Shiraz Gelegenheit gibt, überschwänglich aufzutreten. Pfeffrige Frucht steht neben raffinierten Akzenten von Anis, Rhabarber und Roter Bete. Die normalerweise zu erwartenden Fruchtaromen von roten und schwarzen Johannisbeeren sind nur leicht zu erkennen. Am Gaumen wirkt der Bin 150 frisch und jugendlich. Die Textur ist seidig, geschmeidig und von feinkörnigen Tanninen durchzogen. Am Gaumen lassen sich deutlich geröstete Kaffeebohnen finden, die zerstampft mit Waldbeeren, Veilchen und Muskat ihren Geschmack verströmen.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

The 2008 Bin 128 Shiraz was aged 12 months in French hogsheads, 26% new. Very deep garnet-purple in color, it has pronounced spiced meat notes over warm blackberry, blueberry pie filling, mincemeat, black and green peppercorns and a little tar. Full and very tight in the mouth, it gives firm chewy tannins, crisp acid and a long finish. Consider giving this one another year in bottle and drink it 2012 to 2018+.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
10/04/2011

Youthful and lively, the wine shows dark fruitsand menthol flavours with an excellent, rich midpalate. Tingling (natural) acidity coupled withstylish oak and prominent tannins offers grip,tightness and definition. While this wine needstime, it is certainly appealing and of interest inyouth. Monitor the evolution.



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'In a winemaking tradition spanning 160 years Penfolds has set the benchmark for Australian wines' Founded in 1844 by the Penfold family at Magill Estate in Adelaide, Penfolds is synonymous with South Australia and multi-regional blending. Regions include the Barossa, Clare and EdenValleys, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra, Padthaway, Robe and Tumbarumba (New South Wales). Through multi-regional blending, Penfolds creates wines of consistently exceptional quality. They are most famous for our red wines, which range in style from the mighty Penfolds Grange to the elegant Penfolds St. Henri Shiraz. Penfolds lovers also know our white wines, including the flagship, Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay, and our fortifieds such as Penfolds Great Grandfather Port. Penfolds Bin 128 is one of the most distinctive reds in the Penfolds stable. Firstly, as a 'Coonawarra Shiraz', it is one of the few Penfolds reds that isn't a multi regional blend. It is also matured solely in French oak. French oak generally lends a wine understated, aromatic characters and is therefore a better choice with more subtly flavoured wines. Coonawarra typically produces zesty, spicy and supple Shiraz fruit that exhibits a richness of flavour and a mouth filling roundness on the palate. Bin 128 is true to this style. In 1981 the wine changed name from Bin 128 Claret to Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz.

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