Penfolds

Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz

8.9267 ratings
8.827 pro ratings
Coonawarra, Limestone Coast, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Top Notes For
Eric Hwang

A bit of pepper, graphite and black fruit. Good acidity and firm tannins.

A bit of pepper, graphite and black fruit. Good acidity and firm tannins.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2016
Denis Roudenko

16/20 (90/100)

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1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Nose of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, anise, warm soft spices and red & pink roses. Palate has M+ tannins, black currants, tardy black licorice, star anise, dark chocolate, mocha powder, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, plum, leather, dry crushed rock powder, sticky meaty tannins that makes for a very dry finish at this point. Photos of the old bins from that is included in so many of their wine names and all that great wine stock behind the tasting room bar.

Nose of; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, anise, warm soft spices and red & pink roses. Palate has M+ tannins, black currants, tardy black licorice, star anise, dark chocolate, mocha powder, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, plum, leather, dry crushed rock powder, sticky meaty tannins that makes for a very dry finish at this point. Photos of the old bins from that is included in so many of their wine names and all that great wine stock behind the tasting room bar.

Apr 19th, 2017
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.1

Pretty

Pretty

Dec 16th, 2015
Brad Hemmer

Cherry, blackberry, jammy Shiraz, licorice, light pepper spice, flavorful finish, lingering tannins.

Cherry, blackberry, jammy Shiraz, licorice, light pepper spice, flavorful finish, lingering tannins.

Oct 31st, 2015
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.0

Whoa..gentaz

Whoa..gentaz

Sep 27th, 2015
Paul Kaan

Winemaker/Blogger FilthyGoodVino.com

8.2

1966 Penfolds Bin 128. At 49 years old this baby was looking tired! So I decanted it onto 30ppm of Sulphur & left it 2 days. The samples I tried on the day, both sulphured & unsulphured where dramatically different. The unsulphured sample was hard with an aldehyde finish. The sulphured sample fresher, but, closed. Aldehyde had been mopped up by the sulphur. 2 days later the sulphured sample has freshened and opened up beautifully. For around $20 you can get the equipment & sulphur needed to treat more tired old bottles than you'll drink in a life time. If you have a lot of old wine in the cellar & want to know how to do this hit me up via the Contact Page on filthygoodvino.com #FilthyOldVino #Sulphur #Science #Winemaker #Wine #Instawine #Oxidation #WinePorn #WineScience

1966 Penfolds Bin 128. At 49 years old this baby was looking tired! So I decanted it onto 30ppm of Sulphur & left it 2 days. The samples I tried on the day, both sulphured & unsulphured where dramatically different. The unsulphured sample was hard with an aldehyde finish. The sulphured sample fresher, but, closed. Aldehyde had been mopped up by the sulphur. 2 days later the sulphured sample has freshened and opened up beautifully. For around $20 you can get the equipment & sulphur needed to treat more tired old bottles than you'll drink in a life time. If you have a lot of old wine in the cellar & want to know how to do this hit me up via the Contact Page on filthygoodvino.com #FilthyOldVino #Sulphur #Science #Winemaker #Wine #Instawine #Oxidation #WinePorn #WineScience

Apr 15th, 2015
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

8.9

Lot of life left in this

Lot of life left in this

Apr 1st, 2015
Stephen Howell

Manager Vintage Cellars Applecross, Perth, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)

8.7

Nice lifted bouquet, some Viognier? Or something else?
Fruit driven and a touch too much residual I think.
It's good. But not great.

Nice lifted bouquet, some Viognier? Or something else?
Fruit driven and a touch too much residual I think.
It's good. But not great.

Mar 6th, 2015