Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz 2012

Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz 2012: Inky garnet-purple color; reticent nose with black olives, red fruits; red cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant, rhubarb, dark cherry, olive, raspberry, spice, pinch of pepper, plum on the palate; medium body, medium tannin, some acidity; restrained oak, smooth, grainy tannins benefit from exposure to air/decanting. 57% cab, 43% shiraz. Penfolds is iconic Aussie maker, founded in Adelaide in 1844, just eight years after founding of South Australia. Penfolds Bin numbers originated in bin location in Penfolds cellars, but Bin 8 gets its name because it matures in older oak previously used for Bin 128, Bin 28, and Bin 389—some of Penfolds most stellar offerings. Resulting discreet oak is welcomed. Easy drinking pleasure from legendary Aussie source. $22Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz