Its finally here!!!!!!!! Penfolds Release, Extremely limited, NZ allocation has been delayed and we dont have much either.
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. Although Bin numbers were originally named after the original Bin 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.
60% Shiraz, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
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. 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.
An early drinking style, which will keep for a few years, but is best soon after release.