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Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet - Shiraz, South Australia

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Average Price $22 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

Search Rank 1315 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 1315th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 1434th

Price History for Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet - Shiraz, South Australia
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Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon – Syrah is a classic combination of two great red-wine varieties. It has become so popular in Australia (where Syrah is known as Shiraz), that it is nicknamed by some as "The Great Australian Red Blend".

Best known for its commanding role in the wines of Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon provides much of the framework in this blend, but is often said to be lacking in the mid-palate (this is known as "the doughnut effect"). Happily, Australian-grown Shiraz is famously good at providing juicy, jammy fruit flavors that fill out the mid-palate. The two combine to create complex wines full of bright berry and dark fruit flavors.


  • South Australia is one of the Australia's six states, located (as the name implies) in the south of the vast island continent. It is the engine room of the Australian wine industry, responsible for around half of the country's total output each year. But the region isn't just about quantity – countless high-quality wines are made here, most of them from the region's signature grape, Shiraz. These include such iconic wines as Penfolds Grange, Henschke Hill of Grace, Torbreck The Laird and d'Arenberg The Dead Arm.

  • Australia is an extremely important wine-producing country, both in terms of quality and the sheer scale of its wine economy. It ranks sixth in the world in wine production and as at March 2010 was the fourth-biggest exporter of wine, with an annual total of 773 million liters, valued at 2.2 billion Australian dollars.

    Australia has long been at the forefront of the 'New World' wine ...more

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