Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz 2008, Coonawarra

Shiraz Shiraz
South Australia, Australia

$34.95 (509919)

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90 pts
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Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Bin 128 was first made in 1962, at that point being aged in all American oak. Nowadays it is in French oak but only...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Contained, yet powerful and dense, with firmness of tannins and acidity, still tightly wound but full of iron-like...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Sourced exclusively from Coonawarra—more famous for Cabernet Sauvignon than Shiraz (though both can be excellent)—the...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A consistently high-quality offering from Penfolds, the Bin 128 is sure to have wide appeal. Coffee-toffee nose with...

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Community Reviews (2)

Paul Forget
Paul Forget

I love the sophisticated nose here; with aromas of blackberry, dark plums, cassis, black olives tapenade, smoky and savoury notes. The palate reveals a Shiraz with fresh acidity, silky tannins with savoury, rich and concentrated flavours. Very good length on the finish, with savoury, smoky notes, white pepper and a solid core of ripe dark fruit lingering. The 2008 Bin 128 Shiraz was aged 12 months in French oak hogsheads, with alcohol coming in at 14.5%. A lovely wine to smell with a robust structure yet very approachable right now. Strongly recommended.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2008 Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz is a full bodied, nicely aromatic, fruity wine. On the nose, it is dominated by wild strawberries, raspberry and oak, whereas the palate shows some coconut and some more strawberry. Tannins are refined (decant for 15 to 30 min) and the finish is long with some heat. This wine is too young (still overly fruity - reminiscent of a fruit juice), but has a nice complexity and tannic structure and so should evolve quite well with a projected drinking time between 2014 to 2022. My impression: (currently) NOTHING SPECIAL to NICE, 88.5 pts - if this wine was under $20, I would recommend its purchase and 3 to 4 year storage. Tasted Apr/11.

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