94 Points James Halliday
Good crimson-purple; a high quality Bin 128, the base of supple, medium-bodied blackberry and plum fruit pure Coonawarra, the tannin management and oak handling pure Penfolds. A great future. Drink to 2034.
Source: James Halliday. January, 2011
90 Points Tyson Stelzer
Poor Bin 128 has never been quite the same since he was downgraded from a three-year-old release to two years in the cellar. Young and astringent, sappy green pepper flavours detract from black fruits and pepper in a finely woven structure. Drink 2015 - 2019.
Source: Tyson Stelzer. March, 2011
Deep garnet-purple colored the 2009 Bin 128 Shiraz offers aromas of ripe blackberries and black cherries over notes of tar, loam and black pepper. Taut and well structured in the mouth, it offers a good amount of earthy / savory fruit supported by crisp acid and a medium to firm level of grainy tannins, finishing long and peppery. Drink it now to 2017. Source: Robert Parker (eRobertParker.com) February, 2012 by Lisa Perrotti-Brown