Penfolds Shiraz Bin 128 Australia South Australia Limestone Coast Coonawarra Red 2007

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This wine has juicy rhubarb, plum and raspberry fruit with some nutmeg spice and nuttiness from the French oak. A good acid backbone and fine tannins round out a very drinkable wine.<strong>Gold medal, 2009 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.</strong>

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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

External Reviews for Penfolds Shiraz Bin 128 Australia South Australia Limestone Coast Coonawarra Red

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Crisp, open-textured and beguiling for its beautifully proportioned blackberry, currant, plum and spice flavors, hinting at black pepper as the finish sails on enticingly. Best from 2011 through 2018.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2011

ST: 90 Points WS: 86 Points


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Dusty tannins add an interesting layer of peppery spice and gritty texture to the mineral-accented plum and dried cherry flavors. Finishes on a compact scale. Best after 2009.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

This wine dazzles, with layer upon layer of fruit and earth notes followed up by a refined but intense palate where the flavors lean to iron, black pepper and Christmas cake. The finish is quite long, with delicious notes of raspberry and plum pudding buoyed by sinewy tannins. Keep several years for more complexity, then try with roasted venison.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

This is a medium-sized, drink-now Shiraz that's easy to like and hard to put down. Red and black plum fruit is dressed up with oak, toffee, and a hint of Grand Marnier. Finishes with smooth, chalky tannins.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

On the tart side, but the dark berry flavors are generous on the firm-textured frame. Drink now through 2014. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


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This wine has juicy rhubarb, plum and raspberry fruit with some nutmeg spice and nuttiness from the French oak. A good acid backbone and fine tannins round out a very drinkable wine.<strong>Gold medal, 2009 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.</strong>

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