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Penfolds : Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz 2012

Southern Australia - Red - 14.5° Penfolds Penfolds 2012 J1444/12
  • Parker : 90+
Penfolds produces its Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz 2012 out of vines planted in the Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully, McLaren Vale, Padthaway and Langhorne Creek. This multiplicity of parcels configuration enables to bring different tones to its Cabernet Sauvignon and its Shiraz, here blended by 57% (CS) and 43% (S). Both grape varieties provide a recognizable signature from the first olfaction, although at this stage the Cabernet Sauvignon dominates on the Shiraz. Very expressive, the nose displays hints of black olives, red fruits and a touch of minerality like graphite. Everything becomes more complex after swelling, with accents of smoke and leather. At first on the palate it appears to be relatively vibrating with a solid acid backbone balancing the whole. The tannic structure is typically Cabernet Sauvignon with a firm grain, present yet not basic. The retro-olfaction expresses rhubarb and some notes of spices. All is well built. Although one can enjoy it from now on, this wine can also be waited until 2020.

Wine Advocate-Parker :
A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon and 43% Shiraz, the deep garnet-purple colored 2012 Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz is a little closed on the nose, with pure blackcurrant and blackberry notes coming through along with some baking spices in the background. Medium-bodied with classic flavors, it is quite expressive in the mouth, with low to medium levels of grainy tannins carrying it through the long finish.19,500 cases were imported to the US. Drink it now to 2020.;2014 - 2020
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€33.24
EUR 190.0 Millesima In stock

Millesima offers Penfolds, purchased exclusively from their producing estates. In stock in our cellars in Bordeaux in their original case from the Château or Estate.

Penfolds produces its Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz 2012 out of vines planted in the Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully, McLaren Vale, Padthaway and Langhorne Creek. This multiplicity of parcels configuration enables to bring different tones to its Cabernet Sauvignon and its Shiraz, here blended by 57% (CS) and 43% (S). Both grape varieties provide a recognizable signature from the first olfaction, although at this stage the Cabernet Sauvignon dominates on the Shiraz. Very expressive, the nose displays hints of black olives, red fruits and a touch of minerality like graphite. Everything becomes more complex after swelling, with accents of smoke and leather. At first on the palate it appears to be relatively vibrating with a solid acid backbone balancing the whole. The tannic structure is typically Cabernet Sauvignon with a firm grain, present yet not basic. The retro-olfaction expresses rhubarb and some notes of spices. All is well built. Although one can enjoy it from now on, this wine can also be waited until 2020.

Wine Advocate-Parker :
A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon and 43% Shiraz, the deep garnet-purple colored 2012 Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz is a little closed on the nose, with pure blackcurrant and blackberry notes coming through along with some baking spices in the background. Medium-bodied with classic flavors, it is quite expressive in the mouth, with low to medium levels of grainy tannins carrying it through the long finish.19,500 cases were imported to the US. Drink it now to 2020.;2014 - 2020
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