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

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Overview

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.

“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.”

Peter Gao - Penfolds Chief Winemaker

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

Expert Reviews

Ten months in a combination of (older) French and American oak. Barossa, McLaren Vale and Padthaway. 89% shiraz, 11% mourvedre.

Stylish wine. Distinctive. Leather, violets, iodine, black cherry and blackberry. Doesn’t show a lot of oak but does show character-laden fruit. Beautiful red. Smoky, earthen, minerally finish.

Rating 93, Drink 2015 - 2024, Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front (FEB/2014)

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.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep plum red.

Aroma

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

Palate

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.

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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