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Penfolds Bin 138 Shiraz Mataro Grenache (6-pack) 2017
  • Full bodied possessing rich and heady perfume
  • Rated 93 Points by Master of Wine Andrew Caillard
  • Three distinct varietals speak to their strengths

Penfolds Bin 138 Shiraz Mataro Grenache (6-pack) 2017 x6

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Bin 138 draws its inspiration from the wines of the Southern Rhône, where shiraz, grenache and mataro (mourvèdre) are blended in varying proportions to create full bodied wines possessing rich and heady perfume. Each year fruit for Bin 138 is sourced from Barossa Valley vines (some more than 100 years old) and then matured in seasoned French and American oak hogshead to allow the different varietals to shine through.
Product Code: RX3457

Wine Region

BAROSSA VALLEY

Drink Until

Peak drinking Now - 2028

Varieties

68% Shiraz, 23% Grenache, 9% Mataro

Alcohol

14.5%

Foods

Chicken, salt baked celeriac and black truffle.

Oak

Seasoned French and American oak

Colour

Bright cranberry red

Nose

Comfortably embedded in the savoury spectrum - scents detected of charcuterie cold meats, a balsamic reduction. And, alike all 2017 Penfolds reds, fresh fruits elude with air. At this stage aromas of pencil lead, dried muscatel and seared pink peppercorn crusted beef do not offer overt Barossa regional cues. Palate notes below hopefully more compliant! No oak to speak of ...

Palate

Not noted aromatically on 19619, but certainly immediately tasted - earthy Barossa elements abound, coupled with earlier detected savoury red meats. An agglomerate of assorted tannin shapes derived from the trio of shiraz, grenache and mataro set the textural stage - in parallel with a juicyfruity succulence. A deconstructed Massaman Thai curry accompaniment - direct from the recipe book: cardamom, cinnamon, clove, star anise, cumin, bay leaf and nutmeg. All three varieties carry their weight, all three generously add to the mix. Bin 138.

Background

Bin 138 draws its inspiration from the wines of Southern Rhône, where shiraz, grenache and mataro (mourvèdre) are blended in varying proportions to create full-bodied wines possessing rich and heady perfume. Each year fruit for Bin 138 is sourced from old Barossa Valley vines (some more than 100 years old) and then matured for 12 to 15 months in seasoned oak hogsheads to allow the different varietals to shine through. The first vintage release of this varietal blend was the 1992, labelled 'Old Vine Barossa Valley' - it was then elevated to Bin status with the 1998 vintage.

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