Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz Coonawarra Year of Tiger 2019 1500ml

Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz Coonawarra Year of Tiger 2019 1500ml


Quite a classic Coonawarra with cooler red-fruit tones, as well as a distinctive, eucalyptus thread to the sappy yet ripe red plums. The palate has a very sleek, intense and concentrated core of red-plum and blackcurrant flavors with very finely groomed tannins. So complete and effortlessly powerful, in an elegant frame. Will age very well. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

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Source: Issue Date: July 22, 2020 (JS-92)

This has cool-climate, red-toned fruit aromas with a little cassis through the dominant redcurrants and raspberries. Mint and leafy tones, too. Medium body. The palate has fine tannins and red-fruit flavors abound. Drink or hold. Screw cap.

Source: July 2021 Week 3, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 22nd Jul 2021 (RP-91)

A regional style aged exclusively in French oak hogsheads (24% new), the 2019 Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz hints at cracked pepper and cedar on the nose, backed by deep, plummy fruit and brighter notes of red raspberries. It's medium-bodied (almost light, by Penfolds's standards), framed by silky tannins and a lingering, elegant finish. Drinkable now, it has at least a decade of longevity ahead of it.
Drink Date 2021 - 2030

Source: Winemaker,

With each vintage release the cool-climate Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz provides an interesting counterpoint to the more opulent and richly concentrated warm climate Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz. Bin 128 comprises fruit sourced from the unique terra rossa soils of Coonawarra, a region that exemplifies the perfume, transparency and seductive nature of cool-climate red table wines. Coonawarra has remained the source of shiraz fruit for Bin 128 since the inaugural release of the 1962 vintage. In order to further enhance the regional qualities of Bin 128, the wine is matured in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak hogsheads, ?levage that was refined during the 1980?s when the transition was made from American to French oak.

Medium-bodied ? well-proportioned, yet not big. Layered.
Appetising, juicy ... laced with cracked black pepper, red spices (Hungarian paprika) and caraway.
A skerrick of (cherrywood) oak and brick-dust tannins ? verging on chalky
Fruits evident, yet the savouries beckon greater attention (glazed meats, green olive, capers).
Yet another manifestation of the flavours and structure of cooler-climate French oak-matured shiraz ... channelled viaa Penfolds winemaking lens.

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