Penfolds

Bin 8 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz

8.888 ratings
8.712 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Tobin Trevarthen

Berry forward, a bit tannic.

Berry forward, a bit tannic.

Jul 30th, 2017
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
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
Roger Cabrera

I don't want to say jammy...so I won't say jammy. Full body, medium acidity, grippy tannin and layers of cooked dark fruit. The Syrah in the blend definitely give it character. Would love this with some lamb.

I don't want to say jammy...so I won't say jammy. Full body, medium acidity, grippy tannin and layers of cooked dark fruit. The Syrah in the blend definitely give it character. Would love this with some lamb.

Aug 7th, 2015
Ken Pearlman

District Prestige Manager for Metro NY Treasury Wine Estates (TWE)

10

Deeeeeeeelicious!!!!!

Deeeeeeeelicious!!!!!

Dec 8th, 2014
Rafael Landestoy

Again nice for the price.

Again nice for the price.

Nov 15th, 2014
Tobin Trevarthen

When in an Aussie bar, you go local. Bin 8. Good stuff.

When in an Aussie bar, you go local. Bin 8. Good stuff.

Aug 6th, 2014
Nathan Wegener

Pleasant and balanced with warm fruit and dusty oak good value.

Pleasant and balanced with warm fruit and dusty oak good value.

Apr 4th, 2018
Jay Svoboda

Holy spearmint, Batman! The nose - even the cork - scream this upon opening. Once things settle down the nose starts to get green bell pepper, black currant and...spearmint. With this one coming from south Australia, it definitely shows some cooler climate conditions. The palette is a little hotter, showcasing the 14.5% alcohol, but you also get more fruits (plums, currants, raspberries, blackberries) to go along with a solid streak of rich earth (and, you guessed it, spearmint). Gotta stop thinking of Australia as a hot climate growing area, as it’s far more varied than that.

Holy spearmint, Batman! The nose - even the cork - scream this upon opening. Once things settle down the nose starts to get green bell pepper, black currant and...spearmint. With this one coming from south Australia, it definitely shows some cooler climate conditions. The palette is a little hotter, showcasing the 14.5% alcohol, but you also get more fruits (plums, currants, raspberries, blackberries) to go along with a solid streak of rich earth (and, you guessed it, spearmint). Gotta stop thinking of Australia as a hot climate growing area, as it’s far more varied than that.

Mar 28th, 2018