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Penfolds Shiraz Bin 128text

Penfolds Shiraz Bin 128 2021

Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia128 is sourced from fruit grown on Coonawarra's famed terra rossa soils, the same source since the wine's inception in 1962. Winemaker Peter Gago uses a mix of new and seasoned French oak hogsheads to tighten up the fruit, which seems better than American oak here. It yields a wine that speaks to its roots, pitching floral violet and mint aromas. Its cool classic Coonawarra jacket on the palate carries a mix of fresh mulberries and cedar flecked with a whiff of charcuterie spice and licorice. A top notch vintage has pumped this wine to its ultimate end, allowing you to drink or hold it easily through 2035. This 128 spent a year in French oak hogsheads, of which 21% were new.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
AB$50.00750mlselect private retailers
US$40.00750mlestimated retail in select private wine shops
Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 217042UPC: 012354071704