95 POINTS | Andrew Caillard MW
95 POINTS | James Halliday
95 POINTS | Tyson Stelzer
95 POINTS | Huon Hooke
93 POINTS | David Sly, Decanter
With each vintage release of 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 of 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. 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.
Structurally impressive. Mouthcoating chalky tannins balanced by cranberry succulence and ripe mulberries. Succulent moreish acidity and tension. A mouth-watering wine, silky the finish. Deserves food, perfect with game or beef.
Andrew Caillard MW writes "Medium deep crimson. A classic claret style wine with lovely intense lifted blackcurrant, blackberry, mocha cedarwood aromas with light sage/ herb garden notes. Inky deep, generous, and compact with fresh blackcurrant, blackberry, mulberry, red cherry fruits, plentiful fine-grained tannins, and underlying savoury oak. Finishes juicy firm with an attractive fine tannin plume. Has the substance, tannin quality and the balance to age for the long term. A beautiful expressive Bin 128 vintage showing the class of terra-rossa vineyards and the thumbprint of the Penfolds house style."