2007 Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz is from Coonawarra in South Australia. Coonawarra is one of the premier wine producing areas in Australia, particularly for Cabernet Sauvignon. The region has unusual bright red soil over a shallow limestone ridge and a maritime climate similar to Bordeaux.
The Penfolds Shiraz has a very dark ruby color with a forward nose of dark fruit and ripe plums and spice. The flavor is rich dark fruit with some floral and bacon fat notes and a hint of vanilla. A complex, interesting and very pleasant wine. The only fault it has is a rather short finish which is a little disappointing considering how good the wine is.