Penfolds Huat Bundle (Penfolds Bin 8 + Penfolds Bin 28 + Penfolds Bin 128)
Each bundle consists of:
1 x Penfolds Bin 8 Shiraz Cabernet
1 x Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz
1x Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz
Bin 8 has been crafted in the traditional Penfolds style. Ripe, balanced fruit flavours are supported by softly integrated oak resulting in an impressive, smooth red wine. It was introduced in response to a heightened interest in shiraz and cabernet blends – a classic Australian wine style that caught the attention of the international wine media.
Charmingly lifted aromatics with exotic Chinese five spice, satsuma plums, savoury roast meat, herbal dried rosemary and bouquet garni. Bright brambly fruits of the forest add depth and complexity.
Dark cherry and forest cake fruits, earthy with touch of cigar box. A synergy between the generous shiraz flavours of across the mid-palate and the cooler fruits with the tension and structure that only cabernet sauvignon can deliver. An artful blend of complex, buoyant fruit and spice nuances backed by moreish acidity … and of course textbook firm graphite tannins. Generous mocha notes from oak maturation lend further depth and texture to the palate.
Bin 28 offers a showcase of warm-climate Australian Shiraz – ripe, robust and generously flavoured. First made in 1959, Bin 28 is named after the famous Barossa Valley Kalimna Vineyard purchased by Penfolds in 1945 and from which the wine was originally sourced. Today, Bin 28 is a multi-region, multi-vineyard blend, with the Barossa Valley always well represented.
|Colour:||Crimson red, a shimmer of garnet on rim.|
|Nose:||Exuberant aromatics. At first memories of black jelly beans, then a gentle spectral gradation to red liquorice and redcurrants. Adhering to this colour theme, goji berry, wild raspberry and a red-fruited chutney.|
|Palate:||Well-balanced. Whirling black fruits and an oscillating shiraz disposition – Bin 28 by any other name, personality intact.Flavours akin to a consommé of dried porcini mushrooms; structurally embedded with grainy/sandy tannins.|
|Finish:||Exits with an almost negroni / Cynar bittersweet clean finish.|
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.
Garnet with crimson on rim
An aromatic veil of black-truffled earthiness meshed with porcini mushroom over a dark chocolate base.
Beneath, spiced French oak evident (predominantly cinnamon) – not quite a nuttiness (but if it were to be, most akin to preserved walnut). A transient lift of violet florals quickly superseded by the assertive ascent of a ‘just-roasted beef outer-crustiness’!
Coonawarra shiraz? But of course.
A quilt of berried shiraz fruits and lingering tannins provide a structural palate platform. A recollection of corned beef and aspic jelly flavours, with but a touch of menthol/fresh tobacco abetting small-berried fruits. A Coonawarra line of acidity affords both vivacity and length of palate. French oak there to help.
Note: Product image used are for illustration purposes only, vintage may vary.