With each vintage release the cool-climate Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz provides an interesting counterpoint to the more opulent and richly concentrated warm-climate Kalimna® Bin 28 Shiraz.
Bin 128 comprises fruit sourced from the unique terra rossa soils of Coonawarra, a region that exemplifies the perfume, transparency and seductive nature of cool-climate red table wines.
Colour – Garnet with crimson on rim
Nose – An aromatic veil of black-truffled earthiness meshed with porcini mushroom over a dark chocolate base. Beneath, spiced French oak evident (predominantly cinnamon) – not quite a nuttiness (but if it were to be, most akin to preserved walnut). A transient lift of violet florals quickly superseded by the assertive ascent of a ‘just-roasted beef outer-crustiness’!
Coonawarra shiraz? But of course.
Palate – A quilt of berried shiraz fruits and lingering tannins provide a structural palate platform. A recollection of corned beef and aspic jelly flavours, with but a touch of menthol/fresh tobacco abetting small-berried fruits. A Coonawarra line of acidity affords both vivacity and length of palate. French oak there to help!
Looks like, tastes like … 128.
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