Penfolds Shiraz Coonawara Bin 128 2012

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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.

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Member Reviews for Penfolds Shiraz Coonawara Bin 128

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Snooth User: Lucha Vino
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/25/2010

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.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/29/2011

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.


Snooth User: skimvin
358403301
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 10/23/2010

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.


Snooth User: KentuckyHillbilly
357168147
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/29/2010

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.


Snooth User: golfinginthesun
72688121
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/15/2011

Bold full


Snooth User: Terrysimmons
4180305
5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/05/2010

Beautiful purple color. Depth. Balance of earth and fruit. Velvet on my tongue.


Snooth User: kclou543
58296912
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/18/2011

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Penfolds Shiraz Coonawara Bin 128

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 06/20/2014

Deep ruby. Bright Asian spice-accented redcurrant and cherry on the nose and palate with a peppery nuance building with air. Chewy and focused with good finishing energy youthfully firm tannins and lingering red fruit and spice. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

Deep garnet-purple in color the 2011 Bin 128 Shiraz offers ripe cassis mulberries pepper and red currant notes with hints of cedar. Concentrated and muscular it has a medium level of grainy tannins and a vibrant acid line. It is quite a lively fresh style of wine with a nice herbal and savory edge on the long finish. Drink it now to 2019. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2011 11/12/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2010 06/17/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 12/24/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 12/24/2012

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/29/2013

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.


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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.

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