Penfolds `Bin 138 Old Vine` Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre 2009 (3 x 750mL) SA.

The Barossa Valley was planted extensively with Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache by the early settlers. In the 1950s Penfolds started experimenting with table wine blends of Shiraz and the robust grape variety Mourvèdre (Mataro). In response to a growing international market for the highly perfumed wines of the Southern Rhone, Penfolds introduced the 1992 vintage of the Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre.

The wine was elevated to the Bin range with the 1998 Bin 138. Sourced from old, lowyielding Barossa Valley vines, this is one of the few wines that remains in component form during older, oak maturation and is blended just prior to bottling."

Overview

The Barossa Valley was planted extensively with Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache by the early settlers. In the 1950s Penfolds started experimenting with table wine blends of Shiraz and the robust grape variety Mourvèdre (Mataro). In response to a growing international market for the highly perfumed wines of the Southern Rhone, Penfolds introduced the 1992 vintage of the Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre.

The wine was elevated to the Bin range with the 1998 Bin 138. Sourced from old, lowyielding Barossa Valley vines, this is one of the few wines that remains in component form during older, oak maturation and is blended just prior to bottling."

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Bright red-purple hue; the varieties are welded together, plum, raspberry and Christmas cake characters on the bouquet and medium- to full-bodied palate; no obvious confection fruit. Should develop well.

Rated 92 by James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion. (Jan/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Medium-deep crimson. Fresh musky, blackberry, raspberry, plum aromas with brambly notes. Rich, ripe, concentrated palate with musky, blackberry, raspberry flavours, plenty of mid-palate richness and lovely chocolatey, graphite tannins. A brambly, juicy, minerally finish. Plush and exotic with lovely vinosity and freshness. Delicious drinking.

67% Grenache, 21% Shiraz, 12% Mataro.