About this item
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- Graphite and black currant assertion
- Lift of tomato leaf and sour cherry couples with other red fruits
- Background cedary oak just discernible
- A summer-pudding swirl of fruits laced with red-currant conserve, praline
- Fine tannins, well-concealed oak
Bin 8 has been crafted in the traditional Penfolds style. Ripe, balanced fruit flavors 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 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. After a dry South Australian winter reminiscent of 2006, vines were in water deficit at the beginning of spring. Early budburst was noticeable across many regions and windy conditions during flowering were, in part, responsible for variable fruit set and lower than average yields come vintage. Warm days were dispersed throughout October, November and in early January, contributing to an early start to the 2013 harvest and a short, condensed vintage. The dry and warm conditions, coupled with lower than average yields saw both Shiraz and Cabernet develop with strong, structural tannins, great intensity and encouraging flavor.