2021 Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz, Penfolds, South Australia

2021 Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz, Penfolds, South Australia

A stalwart of the Penfolds Bin range, the 128 is silky and elegant, especially in this vintage. Coonawarra fruit brings some red fruit aromas and herbal notes, as well as some savoury elements brooding below.

Critic score
92/100 info
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
In stock

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Coonawarra, Limestone Coast, South Australia, Australia
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Ready 2024 - 2036info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV

Tasting notes

The 2021 Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz is blue-fruited and spicy, with blueberry compote, salted licorice, blackberry bramble and olive tapenade. In the mouth, the fruit is powered by an effusive wall of soft, pillowy tannin, and there's lovely length through the finish (shaved fennel/garden mint through here). It's pure and blue and spicy. It matured for 12 months in French oak hogsheads (21% new). Drink 2023 – 2035. 14.5% alc

Erin Larkin, Wine Advocate

Dark purplish crimson. Light but zesty, refreshing nose. Drying finish. Quite a punishing, tannic drink at the moment. It may well blossom but I wouldn’t open it for a while. Drink 2025 – 2035. 14.5% alc

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com

With an excellent nose, that is unmistakably Coonawarra – that is why you might choose to drink this wine and so you might as well embrace these famous traits and make them sing. Bright, open, dark, plummy, spicy, and with hints of white pepper and mint, this is a fascinating wine that manages to combine old traits and modernism in one glass. Drink 2028 – 2038. 14.5% alc

Matthew Jukes, matthewjukes.com

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