Created in 1962, Penfolds Bin 128 is a regional wine that reflects the unique climate and growing conditions of South Australia’s Coonawarra district and the relatively elegant style of cool-climate Shiraz. From the 1980 vintage, French oak replaced American, highlighting the pepper, spice and floral characteristics that define this style. Since this time, greater attention to fruit flavour ripeness has structurally resulted in a more complete and complex wine style.
PENFOLD’S BIN 128 COONAWARRA SHIRAZ
This has some attractive playful raspberry fruit, chalky and restrained, gently fragrant, it is a chiseled and nicely pitched mid-weight red. The palate has red-tinged berry fruit flavors, earthy beetroot, gentle herbs, quite elegant, mid weight, pure and even. Some good chalky tannin texture, nicely balanced, red fruit finish, elegant and fine.
92/100 point by James Suckling
Food Pairing: Beef & Venison