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Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Barossa Valley Label Stained 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Sein Körper ist weich und komplex mit einem reifen und tiefen Fruchtgeschmack, sowie leichten Vanille-Aromen. Im Abgang angenehme Tannine.

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

Member Reviews for Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Barossa Valley Label Stained

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Snooth User: voilsb
1075984
4.50 5
12/17/2008

Shared a bottle while eating a filet the other night. Very tasty, paired exceptionally well with the steak. Easy to drink. Mouth watering aroma, smooth finish.


Snooth User: nickr23
119182102
2.50 5
01/10/2009

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Barossa Valley Label Stained

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
04/23/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Sein Körper ist weich und komplex mit einem reifen und tiefen Fruchtgeschmack, sowie leichten Vanille-Aromen. Im Abgang angenehme Tannine.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesA vibrant and glistening, raspberry red. The nose shows an immediate, tell-tale cool climate waft of ground black pepper. Notes of sarsaparilla, cola, soy, dark fruits and a hint of bayleaf follow with a swirl of the glass. Cedary oak aromas provide a background, with the slightest suggestion of an aligned char. As enticing as the flavor mix of red liquorice, juniper and rhubarb may be, it is the mouthwatering acidity, coupled with the fine, grainy tannins that are the current palate feature. The Bin 128 is a medium bodied wine of impressive length and flavor persistence. Across five decades, this singleregion, French-oaked Shiraz from Coonawarra naturally displays more vintage variation than its stablemate, Bin 28. The vintage is true to style, and whats more, one of the stronger Bin 128s!


External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
01/27/2010

COLOUR: A glistening red-purple. NOSE: The nose is youthful and exuberant with wafts of black pepper, black olive and liquorice There are background savoury charcuterie notes, and a modicum of cedary oak is just detectable. PALATE: Youthful and lively, the wine shows dark fruits and menthol flavours with an excellent, rich mid palate. Tingling (natural) acidity coupled with stylish oak and prominent tannins offers grip, tightness and definition. While this wine needs time, it is certainly appealing and of interest in youth. Monitor the evolution.


External Review
08/01/2008

French oak notes are just discernable, providing a cedar/charcoal-carbon backdrop against smallberried fruits. The refined and compact Bin 128 sits comfortably and confidently in the mouth with an appealing texture and softened tannins. Berried fruits, stylish oak and lively acidity add to the palate appeal. Balanced and varietal, this Bin 128 is true to its style, region and vintage and will repay medium term cellaring.



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