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2004 Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Penfolds Wines penfolds.com   details
Appellation: Coonawarra - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$23.39
Alcohol %: 14
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: November 8, 2007 , Conal Henry
"Something of a sleeper, this fine, well-integrated and structured wine presents delicate, dusty and peppery aromas of blackberries, dark plums and older oak with a distinctly meaty aspect. There’s also a background of earthiness and a briary fruit quality suggestive of brandied cherries. Smooth and polished, long and savoury, its presently rather simple palate of vibrant berry/blackcurrant/plum-like fruit is backed by a pleasingly firm undercarriage of drying tannin. It needs five years. (Coonawarra, $18 retail, approx., $ 17.4/91, drink 2012-2016) Jeremy Oliver Bin 128 is a great idea and potentially a great member of the Penfolds Bin team - French oaked, Coonawarra shiraz, making for a good point of difference - but in recent years it seems to have lost its way. This release is on schedule, but the 2005 Bin 128 is being released at the same time, a move I applaud. It should allow for a fresher, fruitier style, which it needs to be. This 2004 release neither confirms nor denies the view: it's a very good, medium weight, medium quality wine, with lovely, polished blueberry and kirsch on the nose and palate, matched to cedar and smoke and undergrowth. It's arguably the best Bin 128 for some years (indeed, since 1998). It's well structured and blessed with distinctly (black) peppery tannins, and as both a young wine and as an medium-term wine, it will perform well. Drink: 2007-2014. 91 points. Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front"
rated: August 28, 2012 , Scott Chambers
91 points "Deep red-purple. Saturated elderberry, plum, spicy, nutmet, pain- grille aromas. The palate is beautifully exuberant and powerful with ripe elderberry, blackberry, plum fruit and chocolaty, firm tannins. Lovely weight, texture and tannin ripeness." Best 2008-2020
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