PenfoldsBin 128 Shiraz 2020 750ml
$59.90
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$355.00
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Product Details

With each vintage release the cool-climate Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz provides an interesting counterpoint to the more opulent
and richly concentrated warm climate 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, élevage
that was refined during the 1980’s when the transition was made from American to French oak.

 

GRAPE VARIETY: Shiraz

 

VINEYARD REGION: Coonawarra

 

WINE ANALYSIS :Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.6 g/L, pH: 3.64

 

MATURATION: 12 months in French oak hogsheads (20% new)

 

VINTAGE CONDITIONS
Winter and spring rainfall were well below average, in line with the rest of South Australia’s growing regions. Spring was also very cool,
inviting a frost event on the 17th of September which affected bud fruitfulness. Cool weather at flowering resulted in low berry numbers
per bunch and low average bunch weights. The arrival of summer flipped the narrative with a heatwave moving into the region on the
17th of December. Carefully managed irrigation was crucial to mitigate the heat stress on the vines. Cooler conditions prevailed from
January to the completion of harvest. Although yields were down on average, quality was exceptional.

 

COLOUR: Black cherry core with ruby highlights

 

NOSE
Coonawarra terra rossa motif... cocoa powder dust, blackboard chalk, white peppercorns. Cool fruits: punnets of mulberries
and blueberries.
From the butcher, fresh lamb with rosemary, cold black pudding with pepper and allspice. Sweet notes of black forest clafoutis,
cherry ripe chocolate. Enticing.

 

PALATE
Structurally impressive. Mouthcoating chalky tannins balanced by cranberry succulence and barely ripe mulberries. Italian herb
garden: sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano. Bruschetta with sun-warm freshly picked tomatoes and basil drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.
Succulent moreish acidity and tension. A mouth-watering wine, silky the finish. Deserves food, perfect with game or beef.

 

PEAK DRINKING: 2023 – 2036

Style
Bigger, Richer Reds
Varietal
Shiraz
Region
South Australia
Country
Australia
ABV
14.5%
Container
Bottle
PenfoldsBin 128 Shiraz 2020 750ml
Product Details

With each vintage release the cool-climate Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz provides an interesting counterpoint to the more opulent
and richly concentrated warm climate 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, élevage
that was refined during the 1980’s when the transition was made from American to French oak.

 

GRAPE VARIETY: Shiraz

 

VINEYARD REGION: Coonawarra

 

WINE ANALYSIS :Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.6 g/L, pH: 3.64

 

MATURATION: 12 months in French oak hogsheads (20% new)

 

VINTAGE CONDITIONS
Winter and spring rainfall were well below average, in line with the rest of South Australia’s growing regions. Spring was also very cool,
inviting a frost event on the 17th of September which affected bud fruitfulness. Cool weather at flowering resulted in low berry numbers
per bunch and low average bunch weights. The arrival of summer flipped the narrative with a heatwave moving into the region on the
17th of December. Carefully managed irrigation was crucial to mitigate the heat stress on the vines. Cooler conditions prevailed from
January to the completion of harvest. Although yields were down on average, quality was exceptional.

 

COLOUR: Black cherry core with ruby highlights

 

NOSE
Coonawarra terra rossa motif... cocoa powder dust, blackboard chalk, white peppercorns. Cool fruits: punnets of mulberries
and blueberries.
From the butcher, fresh lamb with rosemary, cold black pudding with pepper and allspice. Sweet notes of black forest clafoutis,
cherry ripe chocolate. Enticing.

 

PALATE
Structurally impressive. Mouthcoating chalky tannins balanced by cranberry succulence and barely ripe mulberries. Italian herb
garden: sage, rosemary, thyme, oregano. Bruschetta with sun-warm freshly picked tomatoes and basil drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.
Succulent moreish acidity and tension. A mouth-watering wine, silky the finish. Deserves food, perfect with game or beef.

 

PEAK DRINKING: 2023 – 2036

$59.90
single
0
$355.00
per case of 6
0
Subtotal
$0.00
Style
Bigger, Richer Reds
Varietal
Shiraz
Region
South Australia
Country
Australia
ABV
14.5%
Container
Bottle