Penfolds Bin 620 2008
Penfolds Bin 620 2008 pays homage to the 1966 Bin 620, a legendary Penfolds show wine from a great Coonawarra vintage. A unique Australian blend - Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz - true to the Penfolds house style and worthy of Special Bin status.
In the 2008 vintage the low yielding Penfolds Coonawarra Blocks 5, 10 & 20 produced superb quality fruit with tremendous flavour definition, allowing the creation of a wine similar in style and stature to the original 1966 Bin 620. Barrel fermentation in new French and American oak has woven all the fruit and oak elements into a wine of impressive depth and complexity. This classically structured, beautifully balanced wine has all the finesse and integrity to develop and evolve for many decades with careful cellaring.
About the BrandSince 1844, Penfolds has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking with a history and heritage that profoundly reflects Australia’s journey from colonial settlement to the modern era. The stories and philosophies behind each label bring a timeless quality, making Penfolds wines special and compelling for collectors and drinkers the world over.
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Colour: Deep and generous red with a dark core. Nose: Instantly proclaims Penfolds ... and then, naturally Coonawarra! An aromatic colour chart reveals red, rather than blue or black fruits. Also red liquorice and black olive. Hovering above - wafts of tomato/quince/ cabernet paste meshed with cinnamon & nutmeg yeast-bun spices. Swirling & time in glass reveal fresh, bright beetroot and star-anise/ soy Asian artefact. Exotic, with barely-discernible oak at least offering one recognisable sensory hook. Palate: Seamless, sophisticated and stylish. Although flavours of cola, sarsaparilla & white chocolate are immediately apparent, it is the structure & textural weave that impact.