奔富 • Bin 8
OVERVIEW: Bin 8 has been crafted in the traditional Penfolds style. Ripe, balanced fruit flavours are supported by softlyintegrated oak resulting in an impressive, smooth red wine. It was introduced in response to a heightenedinterest in shiraz and cabernet blends-a classic Australian wine style that caught the attention of theinternational wine media. Although Bin numbers were originally named after the original Bin location afterbottling, Bin 8 was given its number because it uses older oak previously used for Bin 128, Bin 28 and Bin 389 with '8 obviously providing the common thread.
GRAPE VARIETY: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Shiraz
VINEYARD REGION: Mclaren Vale, Wrattonbully, Fleurieu, Coonawarra
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.6 g/L, PH: 3.66
MATURATION:12 months in seasoned oak (79% American, 21% French)
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: Autumn and winter rainfall were above the long-term average. Rain stopped abruptly in early August with only light showers observed throughout spring Low top soil moisture halted canopy growth early in the seasongiving vines an open canopy. A significant rainfall event in early January was a defining moment, giving thevines a much needed boost during veraison. February brought weekend heat spikes, pushing mean maximumtemperatures well above the average resulting in early ripening and harvest.
COLOUR: Vibrant deep red
NOSE: An initial flourish/plume of pepper and peppermint, giving way to intriguing tarragon/oregano herbal notesAromatically laminated: belonw-malt(Ovaltine)and boot polish; abowe-pastille and sugared fruits/jube/black jelly bean
Oak sits comfortably. barely detected, respectful.
PALATE: Fresh and live
Complete, full, balanced.. good weight and length
Earthy/mushroom complexities remain comfortable in the wake of a thrust of dark chocolate, mocha
Gripping red fruits augment an appealing tannin/acidity attaque
PEAK DRINKING: 2018-2024
LAST TASTED: February 2017