Penfolds `Bin 128` Shiraz 1972 (1 x 1 Pint 6 FL OZ)

Description:

Ullage: High Shoulder

Coonawarra enjoys a relatively cool climate and the profile of shiraz from this region differs markedly to shiraz produced from the Barossa. Aromatically, the Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz exhibits more peppery spice than sweet spice, red rather than black fruits and fennel over aniseed. Structurally it is firmer, with pronounced acid and savoury tannins.

This refined wine is renowned for its consistency and reliability as both a current-drinking and cellaring-type red.

Bin 128 represents the synergistic blending of Penfolds mastery of shiraz with the unique climate and growing conditions of Coonawarra, to create a wine that delivers a distinctly regional twist to the classic Penfolds style.

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Ullage: High Shoulder

Coonawarra enjoys a relatively cool climate and the profile of shiraz from this region differs markedly to shiraz produced from the Barossa. Aromatically, the Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz exhibits more peppery spice than sweet spice, red rather than black fruits and fennel over aniseed. Structurally it is firmer, with pronounced acid and savoury tannins.

This refined wine is renowned for its consistency and reliability as both a current-drinking and cellaring-type red.

Bin 128 represents the synergistic blending of Penfolds mastery of shiraz with the unique climate and growing conditions of Coonawarra, to create a wine that delivers a distinctly regional twist to the classic Penfolds style.

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

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Medium-deep brick red. Intense saddle-leather, mint, dark chocolate aromas with earthy,

smoky, meaty, bitumen notes. Fresh, but a touch metallic with developed leather, mint, tarry

flavours, chalky, loose-knit tannins and some mineral notes. Finishes chalky, firm and long.

Drink soon.

Winery Profile

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Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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Other Information

  • 1972 vintage
  • 1 x 1PT 6FL OZ unit
  • SA - Coonawarra, South Australia
  • Cork closure
Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. GraysOnline liquor licence LIQP770010049

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