Penfolds `Bin 23` Pinot 2013 (3 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

Bin 23’s name is derived from the Pinot Noir maturation Cellar 23 at Magill Estate. Bin 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir is a bold, and dynamic addition to the Bin collection—reflecting an evolving style, regional definition and the complexities of the many and varied clones of Pinot Noir.

The relationship between Penfolds and the cool limate, high altitude Adelaide Hills wine region continues to grow from strength-to-strength with this Bin 23 Pinot Noir, following in the footsteps of the success and development of the Penfolds Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir.

Overview

Bin 23’s name is derived from the Pinot Noir maturation Cellar 23 at Magill Estate. Bin 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir is a bold, and dynamic addition to the Bin collection—reflecting an evolving style, regional definition and the complexities of the many and varied clones of Pinot Noir.

The relationship between Penfolds and the cool limate, high altitude Adelaide Hills wine region continues to grow from strength-to-strength with this Bin 23 Pinot Noir, following in the footsteps of the success and development of the Penfolds Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

CAMPBELL MATTINSON 92 POINTS!

"Eight months in French oak, 52% new. Penfolds Bin 23 Pinot Noir this year is a wine of both gloss and sinew. It's quite powerful. Has some reductive input. Dark cherry, olive, plum. Oak shows but as a creamy veneer only. Tannin is the key here. It comes as a firm sheet of dry mineral and spice. Needs a decent stint in a cool dark place"

The Wine Front, 28 Feb 2014

"A savoury and structured style, edgy and firm, with tangy acidity thrust against a wall of firm, fine oak tannins. Beetroot and sour morello cherry fruit has integrity, yet lacks the strength to withstand 8 months in 52% new French oak. Wild fermented with 10% whole bunches."

Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly Special Edition 141 - Penfolds Icon and Bin Release

"This wine shows a bright, medium to full red/purple colour. Fresh and spicy to sniff. Tight, dry and savoury, a taut, lean-ish style, a touch of bitterness from the tannins, which are substantial. There's a bit of grip on the aftertaste."

Huon Hooke, The Gourmet Traveller Wine Guide 2015.

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Crimson red with purple hues

Aroma

Youthful, leaps from the glass. Expressive. Shouts Pinot Noir – kirsch and red-berried fruits to the fore.

Fleshiness and ferric complexity firmly anchored in Adelaide Hills vineyards, yet reminiscent of Burgundy…

Stylish oak replete with spices (cinnamon/nutmeg) No oak to speak of

Palate

Lush, generous fruits wash across the palate. The ‘bite’ and grip of wild raspberry, rhubarb and sour cherry

fruits effortlessly align with the wine’s underlying acidity. The oak sits perfectly – persuasively part of the wine. Ditto tannins. Structurally quite convincing - impressive Pinot Noir dimension and length.

Food Matching

Twice cooked duck with star anise

Duck confit

Rabbit and pork terrine.