Penfolds, Bin 169, Coonawarra, South Australia, 2008

Bin 169

Score

93
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Drink: 2012 - 2018

Manufacturer:

Penfolds

Roger Jones

Tasting: Coonawarra & Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

Toasty, aromatic nose with some nice jam conserve nuances. Very delicate flavours, hints of vanilla and berries and autumnal wild flowers, some violets too. Good tannin structure to allow it to age gracefully for a very long time, of course it can be drunk sooner but please wait.

Pierre Mansour

Tasting: Coonawarra & Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep. Elegant, sophisticated nose, lovely cabernet cedar fruit. Fine yet powerful palate, chewy ripe tannins, big bold finish, long, impressive fruit. A successful blockbuster style that leaves you impressed.

Anthony Rose

Tasting: Coonawarra & Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

Good depth of colour showing only the faintest sign of ageing, nice liquorice, black cherry, toasty oak and cola-spice on the nose, fine fruit concentration with lots of opulent cassis and blackberry richness. Nicely tarted up with acidity to keep it fresh but bringing the necessary brightness and balance.

Details

Wine name: Bin 169
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 14.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2008
Price: £165.00
Wine style: Red, full-bodied
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Subregion: Coonawarra