Penfolds `Bin 23` Pinot Noir 2014 (6 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

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Overview

Bin 23’s name is derived from the Pinot Noir maturation location ‘Cellar 23’ at Magill Estate. Bin 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir is a bold, and dynamic addition to the Penfolds red wine stable – 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 climate, 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.

Above-average winter rainfall set the Adelaide Hills vines up with healthy soil moisture profiles for the start of the growing season. Spring rainfall was below the long-term average with temperatures slightly above average leading to an early budburst. Temperatures were relatively cool during flowering, however by veraison warmer weather prevailed, allowing grapes to develop evenly and with intensity. A significant rainfall event in mid-February slowed harvest, however improved conditions thereafter ensured desired flavour development and acid retention, resulting in impressive fruit quality.

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

Expert Reviews

Mid-red colour with a trace of purple. The bouquet is sappy and pinoid, seemingly showing some sousbois or foresty notes from whole-bunch fermentation. This adds to the complexity. The palate is savoury and soft with ample tannins and attractively sweet fruit. Medium-bodied and well-structured. Very long aftertaste. Very good value pinot. (The 15% whole-bunch proportion is well-judged.)

Rating 92 - Huon Hooke - Sept 2015

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Magenta

Aroma

Certainly a wine at one with the soil…earthy vegetable – parsnip, turnip, beetroot, capsicum. Paradoxically, also quite savoury – bone marrow and familial Pinot Noir cold lamb nuances. Cedar (compliments of French oak), violet florals, spice and raspberry-like red fruits fill any remaining aromatic gaps.

Palate

Relaxingly and reassuringly medium-weight, balanced. In parallel to Adelaide Hills Pinot fruits, red jelly and rhubarb augment an acid zesty crispness. Barely perceivable (nutty) oak and softened tannins add to length and firmness – no pressings required!

Maturation

Nine months in French oak barriques (68% new and 32% seasoned).

Peak Drinking

Now – 2020

Vintage
2014
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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