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The Penfolds Collection - 2018 Bin Series | Eight PM

The Penfolds Collection - 2018 Bin Series

Penfolds is a family of fine wines, each with a distinct character, quality and provenance. The Penfolds Collection is a testament to the winemaking philosophy we have proudly upheld since 1844. With careful cellaring these wines will gradually develop and reward patience.

Check out their 2018 Bin Releases:

Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Launched with the 1990 vintage in 1993, Bin 407 was developed in response to the increasing availability of high quality cabernet sauvignon fruit. Inspired by Bin 707, Bin 407 offers varietal definition and approachability, yet still with structure and depth of flavour. Textbook cabernet sauvignon, the varietally expressive Bin 407 highlights the rewards of Penfolds multi-region, multi-vineyard blending, with a core of ripe fruit supported by sensitive use of French and American oak.

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking Now – 2038.

Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Bin 389 was often referred to as ‘Baby Grange’, in part because components of the wine are matured in the same barrels that held the previous vintage of Grange. First made in 1960 by the legendary Max Schubert, this was the wine that helped forge Penfolds reputation with red wine drinkers by combining the structure of cabernet sauvignon with the richness of shiraz. Exemplifying the judicious balance of fruit and oak, Bin 389 highlights the generous mid-palate Penfolds in known for.

This release in 2020 commemorates the 60th anniversary since Bin 389 was first made.

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking 2023- 2050.

 Penfolds Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2018

Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz is a sub-regional expression that is unmistakably Penfolds in character. Conceived from the ancient soils of Marananga, which lie very close to the centre of the Barossa Valley floor – slightly to the North West, where warm dry conditions and rich red soil provide the backbone to some of the region’s best-known wines.

Each release delivers a contemporary shiraz alternative, framed by a mix of oaks; French and American, old and new – crafted in the 'Penfolds way'.

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Drinking window 2023 – 2035.

 Penfolds Kalimna® Bin 28 Shiraz 2018

Kalimna® Bin 28 offers a showcase of warm climate Australian shiraz – ripe, robust and generously flavoured.
First made in 1959, Bin 28 is named after the famous Barossa Valley Kalimna vineyard purchased by Penfolds in 1945 and from which the wine was originally sourced.

Today, Kalimna® Bin 28 is a multi-region, multi-vineyard blend, with the Barossa Valley always well represented.

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking 2022 – 2038.  

 Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz 2018

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. Coonawarra has remained the source of shiraz fruit for Bin 128 since the inaugural release of the 1962 vintage.

In order to further enhance the regional qualities of Bin 128, the wine is matured in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak hogsheads, élevage that was refined during the 1980’s when the transition was made from American to French oak.

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking 2021 – 2035.

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