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.