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2010 Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz
6 x 750ml Bottles
Cracka ReviewPenfolds are leaders in red wine selection from different regions across Australia and they have a strong belief in Shiraz from Coonawarra. So do we, and think that it’s particularly underrated. This offers great drinking now particularly with an array of red meats. The fruit and oak harmonize to present flavours of blackcherry and licorice with some peppery characters. It’s complex and well structure ensuring it will last for up to a decade or more, however we think you’ll have trouble keeping your hands off it.
Winemaker's NoteNose - Delicately scented with fragrances of lavender/rosemary/rose-petal. Well-absorbed oak (cedar), and a suggestion of regional artefact —spearmint and blackcurrant pastille. Subtle background scents of fruit mince/sage/brown butter cautiously seep in to fill any aromatic void.
Palate - Linear, defined. Alluring flavours of fresh plum and blackcurrant, freshly-cured ham, caraway seed. Prominent grainy tannins and mouth-watering ‘binding’ acidity authoritatively keep all components in check. French oak in balance, stylishly understated. Finishes firm.
Colour - Crimson, deep-red core.
Cracka Contributors' Reviews
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine, Aug/Sep