Bin 8 has been crafted in the traditional Penfolds style. Ripe, balanced fruit flavours are supported by softly integrated oak resulting in a silky, smooth red wine. It was introduced in response to an interest in Cabernet Shiraz blends – a classic Australian wine style that caught the attention of the international wine media. Although Bin numbers were originally named after the original binning location after bottling, 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.
||A multi-district blend drawing fruit from vineyards throughout South
Australia including Robe, Bordertown, Coonawarra, Barossa Valley and Riverland.
||12 months in a combination of 2- and 3-year-old French and American oak hogsheads.
||Stainless steel fermenters with wooden header boards.
||Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
SCORES & ACCOLADES
||Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz 2012
||2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz 2010