Penfolds

Bin 8 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz

8.7320 ratings
8.726 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
Top Notes For
Hayden B. Oothout

Not bad but nothing spectacular about this wine. I honestly believe that the Penfold’s Koonunga Hill Shiraz/Cab is a superior wine despite its lesser price. We will see how it opens up and I may update my rating.

Not bad but nothing spectacular about this wine. I honestly believe that the Penfold’s Koonunga Hill Shiraz/Cab is a superior wine despite its lesser price. We will see how it opens up and I may update my rating.

Dec 9th, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

A bit rough on the edges, but at a quaffer price of 15 bucks ok.

A bit rough on the edges, but at a quaffer price of 15 bucks ok.

Nov 3rd, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

Berry forward, a bit tannic.

Berry forward, a bit tannic.

Jul 30th, 2017
Adam Hawkins

Nose: medium plus alcohol, strong cab smell, leaves (eucalyptus?), mint

Taste: dry, medium plus alcohol, strong cab flavor, oak-rich, slightly sweet after taste,

Nose: medium plus alcohol, strong cab smell, leaves (eucalyptus?), mint

Taste: dry, medium plus alcohol, strong cab flavor, oak-rich, slightly sweet after taste,

1 person found it helpfulFeb 2nd, 2017
Andy Christiansen

Surprise of the night for me. Somewhat generic but can't deny how well done it is.

Surprise of the night for me. Somewhat generic but can't deny how well done it is.

1 person found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2016
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

8.7

First taste of this newer Penfolds release - true to form - quality, value but very much by the book for Penfolds

First taste of this newer Penfolds release - true to form - quality, value but very much by the book for Penfolds

1 person found it helpfulApr 30th, 2015
Christanna Honer

Dark fruit, chocolate cordial, jammy with olive/iron/something rusty (not rustic)

Dark fruit, chocolate cordial, jammy with olive/iron/something rusty (not rustic)

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2015
Isaac Pirolo

Apparently they needed shelf space for the 37th version of Ménage à Trois, Sunrise, a breakfast white.

Black fruit with a tinge of stone fruit, oak-driven vanilla, dark chocolate and an edge of mint. Not inspiring, but classic, nonetheless.
#krogering

Apparently they needed shelf space for the 37th version of Ménage à Trois, Sunrise, a breakfast white.

Black fruit with a tinge of stone fruit, oak-driven vanilla, dark chocolate and an edge of mint. Not inspiring, but classic, nonetheless.
#krogering

Feb 10th, 2017
Daniel P. Drake

This afternoon the wine I have decided to open was a Christmas gift from my parish priest. The 2011 Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz blend, 62% Cab. Sauv. and 38% Shiraz.

On the nose is dark jammy fruit, black raspberry, black cherry, blueberry, prune, black currant, licorice, violet, lavender and graphite.

On the palate the dark fruit comes through but not jammy, blackberry, black cherry, boysenberry, cranberry, star anise and graphite.

A very silky smooth mouthfeel with medium acidity, medium granular tannins and a pleasingly medium finish.

Have a prosperous and healthy New Year. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷

This afternoon the wine I have decided to open was a Christmas gift from my parish priest. The 2011 Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz blend, 62% Cab. Sauv. and 38% Shiraz.

On the nose is dark jammy fruit, black raspberry, black cherry, blueberry, prune, black currant, licorice, violet, lavender and graphite.

On the palate the dark fruit comes through but not jammy, blackberry, black cherry, boysenberry, cranberry, star anise and graphite.

A very silky smooth mouthfeel with medium acidity, medium granular tannins and a pleasingly medium finish.

Have a prosperous and healthy New Year. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷

Jan 7th, 2017
Hilary McCown

Aromas of cocoa, berries, spice, and dried flowers. Lighter bodied than expected, with lots of tart cranberry, earth, tannins, and fairly high acid. Awkward structure, probably needs time.

Aromas of cocoa, berries, spice, and dried flowers. Lighter bodied than expected, with lots of tart cranberry, earth, tannins, and fairly high acid. Awkward structure, probably needs time.

Oct 16th, 2016