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French oak notes are just discernible, providing a cedar/charcoal-carbon backdrop against small-berried fruits. The r...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.
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.
External Reviews for Penfolds Shiraz Bin 128
A convivial, lively shiraz, 128 offers red fruit vibrancy balanced by round, spicy tannins. Its simple berry-scented fruit will keep you chewing on the bones long after the lamb chops are gone.
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 Fruchtgeschmack, sowie leichten Vanille-Aromen. Im Abgang angenehme Tannine, die durch eine Lagerung sogar noch feiner werden.
This crisp red shows density and depth to the blackberry, licorice and pepper flavors, which play against firm tannins on the spicy finish. Best from 2014 through 2018.
Opaque ruby. Sexy oak-spiced aromas of cherry-cola, boysenberry and pipe tobacco. Lush and creamy in texture, with intense dark fruit flavors lifted by juicy acidity. Dusty tannins add shape to a long, sappy, appealingly sweet finish. This wine is a baby.
Understated, subtle - not words that you usually use in talking about Oz Shiraz, but it's appropriate here. Black plum fruit provides a base for nice floury-chalky tannins, which fade away by the wine's end to let the fruit shine through. There's just black pepper and earth on the nose, for now. Maybe a few more months in the bottle will yield more facets, but it's quite good as it is.
Firm and chunky in texture, with a nice soup of plum and earth flavors that remain solid. Drink now through 2005.
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.
French oak notes are just discernible, providing a cedar/charcoal-carbon backdrop against small-berried fruits. The refined and compact Bin 128 sits comfortably and confidently in the mouth with an appealing texture and softened tannins. 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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