Penfolds Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz 2012
(Coonawarra, SA) $33 !-2-8
The Penfolds 2011 reds were good but not exceptional; the 2012 vintage was kinder, as this wine from South Australia’s far south shows. Still closed up in youth, herbal, minty notes add dimension to dark fruit in a ripe, balanced “claret” style with everything in the right place. Good with racks of lamb.