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This is an atypical Penfold's wine, unlike the other Bin reds this is a single region, Coonawarra not multi regional ...Read more...
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Dark inky purple color with pepper, cola and red berries on the nose. Lots of oak when first opened. As it breathes the vanilla and pepper charac... Read more
This is a beautiful wine, showing both opulence and grace. Tobacco, earth, pepper, anise, wild berries, cherry and vanilla play on the nose during ... Read more
Penfolds describes this as "quinessential" Shiraz, a "beautiful synergy between rich South Australian fruit and well integrated American oak." Eas... Read more
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Dark inky purple color with pepper, cola and red berries on the nose. Lots of oak when first opened. As it breathes the vanilla and pepper characteristics come out. Very nice, buts needs to breathe for a couple of hours.
This is a beautiful wine, showing both opulence and grace. Tobacco, earth, pepper, anise, wild berries, cherry and vanilla play on the nose during the first hour, followed shortly thereafter by whiffs of brown sugar and cream cheese, with hints of dirt and petroleum appearing intermittently in the background. On the luxurious palate, black berry, cherry, raspberry and plum, all dance on layers of chocolate and caramel. The rich and complex medley of flavors leads to a thick savory finish, with soy sauce, chocolate and licorice surrounding the fruit medley, all boosted by zingy pepper and spice to add high notes. At two hours, plum and soy sauce dominate the palate, though sporadic notes of raspberry and blueberry appear also. Red fruits and florals, including lavender and rose, linger pleasantly on the nose. Notes of vanilla and spice dance nicely on both nose and palate throughout the lovely experience. Old leather joins the nose at four hours, along with continuing threads of anise, pepper, tobacco, and plum. Palate shifts to tobacco, chocolate and black pepper, covered by a blanket of spice and tangy acidity. The fourth is its finest hour, with a long broad savory middle, drying tastily throughout the front palate, leaving a textured cottony mouthfeel, and spreading heavy zesty pepper across the top during the zingy finish.
Penfolds describes this as "quinessential" Shiraz, a "beautiful synergy between rich South Australian fruit and well integrated American oak." Easy to drink, subtle tannins, dark and red fruits, 14.5 % alc but doesn't taste hot. At less than $20, a nice value wine.
Complex, layered and absolutely delightful Shiraz. This wine is opening up beautifully with a nose of Black Currant and plum. This fruit combines with a touch of black pepper to sail across the palate into a satisfying, lingering finish. As good as it is today this wine shows signs of developing into something really special. This is a real price/quality bargain. Buy by the case, throw it into the cellar and drink for the next 8-10 years. 92.
Beautiful purple color. Depth. Balance of earth and fruit. Velvet on my tongue.
External Reviews for Penfolds Shiraz Bin 128
Soft and open-textured, an elegant style of Shiraz, with pretty cherry and pepper aromas and flavors that echo gently on the supple finish.
Bright and snappy, with dark berry and anise notes riding over lively acidity, picking up a hint of game on the beautifully formed finish. Drink now through 2007.
Der Wein zeigt einen intensiven, reifen Beerencharakter mit Andeutungen von Pfeffer und rauchiger Eiche.
Medium ruby. Black cherry, toasty oak, dark chocolate and a subtle leathery note on the nose. Quite thick on the palate, with concentrated flavors of dark plum and bitter chocolate, along with a slight raisiny quality. Chunky and solid on the back end, conveying a distinctly ripe tone.
There's a little gaminess to this shiraz, warm and black with a malty sweetness. It's simple and full of flavorful tannin, a red to serve with lamb chops.
Chief-Winemaker John Duval beschreibt diesen Wein wie folgt: Der Coonawarra Bin 128, gekeltert aus 100% Shiraz, zeigt den typischen Fruchtcharakter dieser Traube. Ziel soll es sein, dem Wein einen leichten, feinen Holzcharakter zu verleihen." Das Traubengut, alles erstklassige Shiraz-Trauben, geerntet im perfekten Reifezustand, zeigt ein optimal blumiges, ein loderndes Bouquet. Sein Körper ist weich und komplex mit einem reifen und tiefen Frucht-geschmack, sowie leichten Vanille-Aromen. Im Abgang angenehme Tannine, die durch eine Lagerung sogar noch feiner werden."
Saturated ruby color. A seductive bouquet displays fresh red berry and candied cherry aromas, with complicating notes of vanilla, incense and tobacco. Lush, creamy raspberry and cassis flavors are firmed by dusty tannins and given spine by a zesty mineral quality. Becomes smokier and gamier on the finish, with the cherry and vanilla notes repeating. Nothing modern about this wine.
This is an atypical Penfold's wine, unlike the other Bin reds this is a single region, Coonawarra not multi regional and has no influence from those warmer regions. Because of those more subtle cool climate Cabernet flavours of mulberry and tobacco, all French oak is used another oddity for the 'Bin Range.'
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