Penfolds `Bin 2` Shiraz Mourvedre 2012 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Bin 2 was first released in 1960, yet was discontinued in Australia in the 1970s 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.

SA - Other South Australian
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Rating 90 - TS - Published on 27 Jul 2014, Australian Wine Companion

Harking back to a style made by Penfolds in the '60s, this 89/11% shiraz/mourvedre blend was matured in used American oak. It's a spicy, peppery, fruit-focused and tangy blend of fragrant appeal and pretty violet top notes, finishing simple and abrupt.

Peter Gao - Penfolds Chief Winemaker

“A medium-bodied, textbook example of a modern-era Penfolds Bin 2… over half a century after its genesis.”

“Ideal by the glass… showy in youth, relaxed with bottle age.”

Winery Tasting Notes

Varietal Makeup: 89% Shiraz 11% Mourvèdre


Deep plum red.


Inviting. Lifted aromatics hovering above – sweet yeast bun, fresh liquorice. Red curranted fruits, sour cherry, fresh quince…A ‘trifled’ vinous chromatogram – jelly/custard/coconut!


Expansive (for a Bin 2!).

Only a fleeting suggestion of background oak. Tea-leaf/talc tannins… fathered by Shiraz or Mourvèdre?!

Savoury and charcuterie flavours charmingly mesh with those reminiscent of Jamaican raisined dark chocolate.

Peak Drinking

Now - 2020.

Food Matching

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

Last tasted 2013

SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
Closure Type
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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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