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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz 2006
Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 98246)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1994 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Shimmering purple hues. The nose is youthful and fresh with a rush of stylish fruits - raspberry, Satsuma plum - to the fore. A cedary oak background is in balance with the cooler climate spices and earthy, meat complexities. The palate is defined, tight and focussed. Integrated, stylish oak fuses effortlessly with a compote of expressive, red-berried fruits. Fine, persistent tannins comfortably convey a long and lingering finish, signing off and providing closure for this medium-weight Bin 128 package.
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About Penfolds Wines:

Founded by a young, English doctor in 1844, Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines that have changed the landscape of Australian winemaking. Over the past century, Penfolds has indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then, a series of standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead. Under the direction of master winemaker, Peter Gago, Penfolds is now found in every major wine market in the country. Extraordinary wines such as Block 42 and Bin 60A have also been released during his tenure. Penfolds wines are now widely celebrated for their diversity and quality across many price-points. The strength of Penfolds is that the wine comes first. Penfolds' range of table wines is utterly Australian, evoking a generosity of spirit and the beauty of the Australian landscape.