Penfolds Bin 90A Coonawarra Cabernet Barossa Valley Shiraz 1990

92 points

Coonawarra & Barossa, South Australia. 13.5%

Consumed in Bordeaux France alongside some great claret (Rauzan-Segla 85 and Haut-Bailly 88).

It seems such a strange wine. It’s not the Shiraz as the Cabernet is dominant. It’s the added acidity, the oak (which must be American) and the slight mintiness.

The nose is gorgeous, by far the best feature.

It’s a good wine but I can see why collectors like me favor Bordeaux in their cellars.

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One thought on “Penfolds Bin 90A Coonawarra Cabernet Barossa Valley Shiraz 1990

  1. This is how Jeremy Oliver reviewed it (I’m not sure when):

    Simultaneously concentrated, focused and wonderfully opulent in its overt strength of deep fruit mirrored by substantial oak, the wine simply reeks of squashed ripe berries, mint and creamy, slightly varnishy oak. Massively proportioned, the palate is a powerful mix of mouthfilling black fruits, chocolate oak and enormous, balanced tannins. A definitive Australian red. (19.4, Drink 2010+) 97/100 Jeremy Oliver, OnWine

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