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The Penfolds Collection

Bin 8 Shiraz Cabernet 2018

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.

An early drinking style, which will keep for a few years, but is best soon after release.

 

When To Drink

Drinking well, but will improve with time. Peak drinking window now - 2032. 

Taste Description

Colour
Dense plum core.

Nose
Gorgeous perfumed aromatics with fresh mulberries and raspberry compote conjuring thoughts of summer berry pudding.
A hint of bay leaf adds a savoury note.
Perfumed and lifted..

Palate
Textured, plush tannins create a neat and tidy framework to house rich blackberry fruit spiced by oak derived vanilla pod.
Barrel maturation has added a creamy texture and mouthfeel.

Technical Information

Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From McLaren Vale, Wrattonbully, Padthaway, Coonawarra, Robe, Barossa Valley and Langhorne Creek.

Maturation: 12 months in seasoned French and American oak hogsheads.

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.5 g/L, pH: 3.62.

Variety: 60% Shiraz and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vintage Conditions

Above-average winter and spring rainfall offered the vines across South Australia healthy soil moisture profiles for the growing season. Cool days and cooler nights slowed vine growth in early spring with temperatures warming in October. The late flowering and veraison delayed harvest by a few weeks.

Weather conditions during ripening were generally dry with prevailing conditions favouring fully ripened grapes with well-developed colours and flavours.

History

Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz was introduced in 2003 in response to an interest in Cabernet Shiraz blends. It is 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.

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