With each vintage release the cool-climate Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz provides an interesting counterpoint to the more opulent and richly concentrated warm-climate Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz. Bin 128 comprises fruit sourced from the unique terra rossa soils of Coonawarra, a region that exemplifies the perfume, transparency and seductive nature of cool-climate red table wines. Coonawarra has remained the source of Shiraz fruit for Bin 128 since the inaugural release of the 1962 vintage. In order to further enhance the regional qualities of Bin 128, the wine is matured in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak hogsheads, a method that was refined during the 1980's when the transition was made from American to French oak.
This is drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking 2021 – 2035.
'A stunningly bright wine, laden with red currants, spice and liquorice, a swirling beauty that grew in the glass over 24 hours. Elegance in a glass'. Justin Knock MW, Wine Director.
'In three words or less: Balanced. Poised. Proportioned. Essence of Coonawarra shiraz framed in French oak, replete with what can only be described as Coonawarra regional ‘red dirt’ and tannins.' Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker