Red

2008 Penfolds Shiraz Bin 128

Shiraz

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Limestone Coast
  • Coonawarra
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Community Tasting Notes 43

  • kiwi64 Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 27, 2019 - good balance , may be a little past its peak

  • rednick wrote:

    July 6, 2019 - Some mint and feint resin and red fruits on the nose- savoury red fruits, a nice tingle of acid, tertiary flavours of bramble coming through beautiful honed length with finely grained tannins - supported by well judged oak - probably older in style but a very good cool climate shiraz that still has many years ahead of it

  • VinnieVeritas Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 19, 2018 - After a 2 hour decant, the wine was lovely. Still a youthful, inky colour with a subtle nose of black fruit, bit of leather and oak. The tannins are integrated, leaving a firm but silky mouthfeel that lingers, along with notes of black berry fruit, oak and leather. Lovely with a rib steak.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • nulla Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 15, 2018 - Inky black almost to the edges where it turns a dark maroon colour. Bouquet of red and dark berries plus oak. Flavours of ripe fruit integrated with wood and acid, fine tannins. Good body, and flows from front palette to back palette with lingering length. Drinking superbly with but one bottle left in the cellar for as long as I can keep my hands off it. 92+ (JH would probably score it at 94+).

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  • Anonymous Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 1, 2018 - The wine exhibit a characteristic of age and developed tertiary characters now.

    The wine losing a bit of color at the rim but still maintain dark ruby inside with a touch of brown color.

    After 30 minutes, the aroma was full of cassis, eucalyptus, mint, blueberries, cherries, a touch of strawberries, violets, and a hint of pepper. Not oaky or fruit bomb anymore. Something that I couldn’t got when the wine was just released to the market.

    One the palate, it was consistent with the nose: blueberries, cassis, cherries, violets, and a hint of strawberries. A bit of nut and mineral also showed up. The body was still medium to full but it was more polished. The tannins faded into the background and gave a supporrting role. No acidity was obvious. The structure still remains strong.

    The finished was great, just at the right amount.

    Overall, this wine was matured. It is ready to drink and exhibits a character of a decade-old wine. The wine itself if remarkable given that it is not a top-notch wine from Penfolds. It’s polished, rounded, and delicious. This is a wine that worth my patience. I truly love it. It’s a resemblance of Grange 2008; I seriously mean it. Why you have to pay more for Grange when you have Bin 128?

    For those of you who have it, it’s time now. You have to try it.

    Unfortunately, this was my last bottle in my cellar. I do not know when I will meet this vintage again.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Szabo, MS
    2/26/2012 (link)

    (Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz, Coonawarra red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By David Lawrason
    8/17/2011 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Australia and the Pacific Northwest, Issue #8, 6/25/2011 (link)

    (Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Sara d'Amato
    3/29/2011 (link)

    (Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz, Coonawarra red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By James Halliday
    3/1/2010 (link)

    (Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Campbell Mattinson
    2/24/2010 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Penfolds
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation Bin 128
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Limestone Coast
  • Appellation Coonawarra
  • UPC Codes 012354071704, 9310297001316, 9310297015009

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  • In Cellars 716 (70%)
  • Consumed 305 (30%)

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