PENFOLDS BIN 128 SHIRAZ 2012
Bright plum red
Perfumed high notes propelled by glacéed cherry, red jelly crystal aromatics. Elderflower? Florals and cedar beckon attention. A spike of choco-mint reminds instantly of its regional source. Bircher-muesli mix – verging towards more primal/earthy chaff/hay/hay-shed.
Freshness and vivacity – a by-product of this wine’s age and upbringing. Pomegranate/cumquat/beetroot – inducing acidity/grip. Camphor/menthol/spice/focussed/binding– courtesy of French oak (26% new). Chalky/angular/grippy tannins pave the way to a long and lingering aftertaste.
PEAK DRINKING 2014 – 2028
LAST TASTED November 2013