Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz 1994

Syrah/Shiraz from Coonawarra, Australia

Item No. 21086
  • red wine
  • JH90
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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

Bin 128 is a regional wine that reflects the unique climate and growing conditions of Coonawarra and the classic varietal characters of cool-climate Shiraz with subtle oak complexity. This wine style is noted for its elegant structure and early drinkability compared with other Penfolds' traditional red wines.

The 1994 Bin 128, from another excellent vintage at Coonawarra, was made entirely from premium quality Shiraz grapes, harvested at perfect maturity.

The 1994 Bin 128 is medium red in color with black fruit, earthy, walnut and meaty aromas with touches of graphite on the nose. The palate is well-concentrated with plenty of blackberry, blueberry, leathery flavours and ripe, loose-knit tannins. Finishes chalky dry. Not particularyly complex, but lovely buoyancy of fruit. Pairs well with duck, game and lamb.

Critical Acclaim

"Medium red-purple; an elegantly crafted wine, with a clean and smooth bouquet showing mid-weight black cherry fruit and subtle oak. There is plenty of weight and depth to the palate with red berry fruits, touches of earth and chocolate, finishing with pleasing tannins. "
90 Points

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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...

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Learn About Coonawarra

Located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia, Coonawarra is a pretty flat area, except for the vineyards, which are somewhat elevated. That, along with the proximity to the ocean and clouds that like to hang around, Coonawarra never gets too hot. There is a small strip of soil, about nine miles long and two miles wide, called Terra Rossa, or red soil/earth. It is the...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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