Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz 2009

Syrah/Shiraz from Coonawarra, Australia

Item No. 110381
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH94
  • RP90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2012
  • JS93
  • 2011
  • W&S92
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Winemaker's Notes

The wines colour is crimson red. The nose offers an initial wave of savoury temptation -dried herbs, basil, cola, Chinese five-spice, malt, soy. Cold meats and red fruits entwined, with scents of stewing rhubarb shyly making an appearance. A suggestion of cedar and crushed black pepper- a reminder of analogous maturation and season.

On the palate it is medium-bodied and youthful. Bright, fresh raspberry & elderberry fruits.. perhaps more evident upon sitting. Unobtrusive oak, totally absorbed and unwilling to reveal country of origin! White chocolate, fruit pastille, fruit jube..wishful or real? Powdery/talc-coating tannins and refreshing lively acididty await on the finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Good crimson-purple; a high quality Bin 128, the base of supple, medium-bodied blackberry and plum fruit pure Coonawarra, the tannin management and oak handling pure Penfolds. A great future. "
94 Points

"Deep garnet-purple colored the 2009 Bin 128 Shiraz offers aromas of ripe blackberries and black cherries over notes of tar, loam and black pepper. Taut and well structured in the mouth, it offers a good amount of earthy / savory fruit supported by crisp acid and a medium to firm level of grainy tannins, finishing long and peppery. Drink it now to 2017. "
90 Points

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