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

The Penfolds Bin 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir's name is derived from maturation Cellar 23 at Magill Estate. Bin 23 Pinot Noir is a bold, new addition to the Bin collection and promises to be a dynamic member of the Bin family - reflecting its evolving style, regional definition and the complexities of the many & varied clones of Pinot Noir.

The relationship between Penfolds and the cool climate, high altitude Adelaide Hills wine region continues to grow from strength-to-strength with the addition of Penfolds Bin 23 Pinot Noir, after the success and development of the Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir.

Like the Cellar Reserve, Bin 23 is cold-soaked, naturally fermented and goes through just one racking pre-bottling - off gross lees (Free-run only - no pressings included). The wine isn't fined, but it is filtered.

Overview

The Penfolds Bin 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir's name is derived from maturation Cellar 23 at Magill Estate. Bin 23 Pinot Noir is a bold, new addition to the Bin collection and promises to be a dynamic member of the Bin family - reflecting its evolving style, regional definition and the complexities of the many & varied clones of Pinot Noir.

The relationship between Penfolds and the cool climate, high altitude Adelaide Hills wine region continues to grow from strength-to-strength with the addition of Penfolds Bin 23 Pinot Noir, after the success and development of the Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir.

Like the Cellar Reserve, Bin 23 is cold-soaked, naturally fermented and goes through just one racking pre-bottling - off gross lees (Free-run only - no pressings included). The wine isn't fined, but it is filtered.

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

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)

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.