2011 Penfolds Shiraz Bin 128
Syrah - 750ML
  • JH 92
  • W&S 92
  • BC 91

Reg: $39.94

$18.94

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Reg: $39.94

$18.94

This product is
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JH 92
James Halliday - James Halliday, January 2014
Deep crimson, purple hue; the bouquet offers a highly polished array of red and black fruits, smoky meat and a little touch of violet; the palate is medium-bodied, generous and showing enough tension of structure to... Deep crimson, purple hue; the bouquet offers a highly polished array of red and black fruits, smoky meat and a little touch of violet; the palate is medium-bodied, generous and showing enough tension of structure to indicate a healthy shelf life; a style sure to please most lovers of the Penfolds brand.
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2013
The cracked black peppercorn scent hints at youthful reduction before the wine opens up and sings. There’s plenty of air between the black tannins, allowing the luscious fruit to brighten the finish with red notes. Pretty... The cracked black peppercorn scent hints at youthful reduction before the wine opens up and sings. There’s plenty of air between the black tannins, allowing the luscious fruit to brighten the finish with red notes. Pretty rather than powerful, this is a shiraz for steak frites.
BC 91
Bob Campbell - MW Bob Campbell, February 2013
Attractive aromatic aroma of berry and violet. Silken-textured wine in a supple rather than block-buster style. Elegant and attractive red that shows its moderately cool climate origin with hints of floral and... Attractive aromatic aroma of berry and violet. Silken-textured wine in a supple rather than block-buster style. Elegant and attractive red that shows its moderately cool climate origin with hints of floral and spice/pepper. Good now but should age well.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-region Coonawarra
Vintage 2011

Winery

Penfolds

Penfolds is an iconic Australian wine producer established in 1844 when Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold and his family arrived from England and paid the princely sum of £1,200 for 500 acres of the best land in Magill. He planted French vine cuttings with the intention of producing his own “medicinal tonic” wine.

When he passed away, his wife Mary assumed responsibility for the 60 acres of vines in The Grange Vineyard, which was then producing several varieties. She managed the estate for 25 years, passing it on to her daughter Georgina and son-in-law Thomas Hyland when she retired. The Penfold family continued to operate the business very successfully and retained a controlling interest after the company became public.

Penfolds now has an extensive portfolio that includes the ‘House Style’ collection, numbered-bin releases, special bins, and fortifieds among others. It has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking in Australia and across the world.

Penfolds has earned numerous accolades for its flagship and most iconic wine, Grange, the creation of former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert who aimed to match the finest, aged Bordeaux wines. Initially rejected by Penfolds management, the experiment was kept secret and barrels of wines were hidden behind a fake wall in the tunnels at Magill Estate. With bottle age development, a second tasting was greeted with enthusiasm and production was restarted.

Penfolds vineyards are located primarily in South Australia on prime land throughout the state’s most esteemed viticultural regions. Throughout its history, Penfolds has owned and leased vineyards in addition to sourcing grapes from independent growers. Its grapes are sourced from more than 220 vineyards and grape growers across Australia. This strategy reflects the tradition of multi-vineyard and multi-regional sourcing, first introduced in the 1860s by Mary Penfold, and allows for a consistency of style and quality across vintages, something Penfolds is renowned for.