1998 Penfolds Shiraz Coonawarra Bin 128
Coonawarra, Australia
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 13.8%
Price at time of purchase: $19.00 (Costco)
Type: Shiraz
Principal varietal(s): Shiraz (Syrah)

More tannic and backward-feeling than a lot of fat Aussie Shirazes. The nose has some nice complexity, as well as some similarity to a Cabernet, with dark currant and cherry notes. A little rustic in the mouth at this stage, but with nice currant, cherry, roasted meat, and earthy licorice flavors. The finish is still a bit on the tannic and tart side, though with good persistence. - HK 2002-11-02


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