Penfolds `Bin 2` Shiraz Mourvedre 2011 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

Bin 2 was first released in 1960, yet was discontinued in Australia in the1970s at the height of the white wine boom. The original Bin 2 was an ‘Australian Burgundy’ style (despite its Rhône varieties) – typically a soft, medium-bodied wine based on Shiraz. The Bin 2 blend of Shiraz and Mourvèdre is still relatively uncommon in Australian table wines. Also known as Mataro or Monastrell, Mourvèdre was introduced to Australia in the 1830s. Sometimes used in fortified wine production, this grape is widely planted in the Barossa Valley. It is greatly valued by winemakers for its blending attributes, adding complexity and palate grip. Interest in Bin 2 has grown as the popularity of traditional Rhône varieties and blends continues to flourish.

“An earlier-drinking Bin 2 … one with its own personality, yet still wearing the team colours.”

“For now more than half a century uninterrupted, this temptingly drinkable stepping-stone into the Penfolds Bin tier rarely, if ever, disappoints …”

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Mid-crimson, vibrant purple hue; a spice-laden bouquet of mulberry, black cherry and roasted meat; the palate is full-bodied, and none the worse for that, as the acidity, gravelly tannins and plush fruit all work together to provide a well-balanced medium-bodied ride. Rating 92 - Drink by 2022 - Ben Edwards, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright, ruby-red.

Aroma

A spicier Bin 2 expression than usual – red curry paste, cardamom and fresh lime leaf. Pomegranate and cranberry fruits immediately apparent, with no oak to speak of …Mourvèdre doing its best to propel background complexed savoury notes. It succeeds.

Palate

Lively. Youthful. Medium-bodied. Red-curranted fruits, dried paw-paw. Some paprika spice (Shiraz?) and chorizo, savoury (Mourvèdre?) complexities.Good grip – raspy youthful tannins, with oak not really a part of the equation.

Peak Drinking

2013 – 2018.

Food Matching

Plum pudding pork belly, roasted Jerusalem artichokes, sprouted lentils and quandong mustard.

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
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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