Penfolds Bin 8 Cab Shiraz 2011 750ml
in 8 has been crafted in the traditional Penfolds style. Ripe, balanced fruit flavours are supported by softly integrated oak resulting in a silky, smooth red wine.
It was introduced in response to an interest in Cabernet Shiraz blends – a classic Australian wine style that caught the attention of the international wine media. Although Penfolds Bin numbers were originally named after the original binning location after bottling, Bin 8 was given its number because it uses older oak previously used for Bin 128, Bin 28 and Bin 389 – with ‘8’ obviously providing the common thread
Youthful. Fruit-pastille, blue fruits, wine gum aromatics. Stylistically genteel … an altogether different style. Fruit-derived scents of violet, lavender and talc apparent. Oak present, yet well-hidden.
Medium-bodied. Balanced, youthful, bright. Cranberry, boysenberry and mulberry fruits laced with star anise and cardamom. Defined, granular and cohesive tannins; integrated and supportive oak.