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Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz 1992

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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. Vineyard Region Coonawarra Vintage Conditions - Grape variety Shiraz (Syrah) Maturation Matured for a period of 12 months in new (25%) and second and third use French oak. Wine Analysis A lc/Vol: 12.50% Acidity: 6.10g/L pH: 3.59

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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
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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. Vineyard Region Coonawarra Vintage Conditions - Grape variety Shiraz (Syrah) Maturation Matured for a period of 12 months in new (25%) and second and third use French oak. Wine Analysis A lc/Vol: 12.50% Acidity: 6.10g/L pH: 3.59

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