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2010 Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz

RRP:$35.00
6 x 750ml Bottles
Cracka Review
Penfolds 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.
Cracka Wine Rating
Winemaker's Note
Nose - 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
BDR purple rim, excellent colour. Sweet, bright blueberry fruit - dense concentration. Dry, full bodied and generous in the mouth with sweet fruit and some spicy lift - good concentration with a bold fruit core. Atrtractive firm tannins - and long finish. Impressive for Bin 28 and will age well. Drink now -2023. 51% Barossa plus McLaren, Langhorne,Wrattonbully, Robe. 12 months seasoned American oak hogsheads.
92
Drinking:
Now - 2023
Other Reviews
Has improved a lot in recent years with a medium body and brightness; is now released one year ahead of Bin 28 to show the floral bright raspberry and blackberry spices with a contribution from new French oak to build definition and tightness. It is true to Coonawarra in its body and style in 2010 with hints of mint on the nose and excellent bridge of tannins keeping the palate long and age worthy.
90
Best Drinking:
2022
Rob Geddes MW
If this is any indication of what 2010 has in store from the Penfolds stable, we have much to look forward to. In its early release guise, Bin 128 is barely ready to assess, let alone drink, but with vigorous swirling there is a pretty violet perfume to be coaxed out of the glass. The palate is more revealing, with a wonderful fruit profile of classic Coonawarra primary black plum skin, black pepper and firm, fine, textural tannins. One-third new French oak offers subtle hints of dark chocolate. A $4 price rise this year is well worth paying.
93
Best Drinking:
2018-2025
Wine Taste Special Edition 57
Very stylish, polished and elegant, with a deep, floral and lightly minty perfume of blue and black berries backed by fragrant cedar/vanilla oak and earthy, leathery undertones. It's very supple and restrained, with a measured depth of juicy small dark berries supported by smooth, fine and drying tannins. It finishes with charming length, freshness and brightness.
94
Best Drinking:
2022-2030
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
Coonawarra shows prime shape and charming style here: trademark mint and eucalypt pin this to the map, and there s a bright cassis and blue_red berry aroma, some resiny oak here, and a lot of lift. The palate s mid-weight and has a smooth and supple shape, cassis and plum, good balance and shape. One of the finest we ve seen.
93
Best Drinking:
2015
Good Wine Guide
Vibrant deep crimson; the polished nature of this wine delivers a seductive blend of sweet black and red fruits, violets and seamlessly integrated oak; the palate is medium-bodied lively and silky, with precise acidity, line and tremendous length. Modern, and perfectly put together.
94
Best Drinking:
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2013
A very smart, stylish Bin 128 with bright intensity of fresh plum, cherry and spice aroma, vibrant and coolly varietal. Oak plays a back-seat role. It has appealing lightness on the tongue and very approachable balance. The tannins are light and gentle.
90
Best Drinking:
2028
Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine, Aug/Sep
If this is any indication of what 2010 has in store from the Penfolds stable, we have much to look forward to. In its early release guise, Bin 128 is barely ready to assess, let alone drink, but with vigorous swirling there is a pretty violet perfume to be coaxed out of the glass. The palate is more revealing, with a wonderful fruit profile of classic Coonawarra primary black plum skin, black pepper and firm, fine, textural tannins. One-third new French oak offers subtle hints of dark chocolate.
93
Best Drinking:
2018-2025
Wine Taste - Edition 57
Wine Facts
Type Red
Variety Shiraz
Vintage 2010
Winery Penfolds
Region Coonawarra
Cases Produced Over 1,500,000
Website www.penfolds.com.au
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