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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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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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