Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz 2017 750ml
With each vintage release the cool-climate Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz provides an interesting counterpoint to the more opulent and richly concentrated warm-climate Kalimna® Bin 28 Shiraz.
Bin 128 comprises 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.
An aromatic veil of black-truffled earthiness meshed with porcini mushroom over a dark chocolate base.
Beneath, spiced French oak evident (predominantly cinnamon) – not quite a nuttiness (but if it were to be, most akin to
A transient lift of violet florals quickly superseded by the assertive ascent of a ‘just-roasted beef outer-crustiness’!
Coonawarra shiraz? But of course.
A quilt of berried shiraz fruits and lingering tannins provide a structural palate platform.
A recollection of corned beef and aspic jelly flavours, with but a touch of menthol/fresh tobacco abetting small-berried fruits.
A Coonawarra line of acidity affords both vivacity and length of palate. French oak there to help!
Looks like, tastes like ... 128.