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Penfolds `Bin 138` GSM 2004 (3 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0056-2472211

Part of Sale: Pennies from Heaven ~ Grange, St Henri, Bin 389 & More

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he Barossa Valley was planted extensively with Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Grenache by the early settlers. In the 1950s Penfolds started experimenting with blending Shiraz and the robust grape variety Mourvèdre.

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.

SA - Barossa
South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Bin 138 was elevated to the Bin range in 1998 as the 1998 Penfolds Bin 138. Sourced from old, low-yielding grapes from around the Barossa Valley, this is one of the few Penfolds wines that remain in component form during maturation and is blended just prior to bottling.


Bright crimson with a purple core.


Youthful fruits come immediately to the fore (albeit old-vine sourced), with perfumed Grenache and rose-petal floral aromas. A whirl of assorted spices further entwines with the style's trademark charcuterie and roasting-dish sauce complexity.


A firm, solid offering with an impressive grip and pronounced, yet ripe tannins. A burst of berried Grenache flavours initially impact, followed by the black olive, liquorice and dark chocolate contribution of Shiraz and Mourvèdre.

SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Grenache Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
P.W - Salisbury Downs SA28/05/2019 7.12.30 PM AESTAU $139 11
t.b - noosaville QLD25/05/2019 2.31.23 AM AESTAU $129 10
W.H - Richmond VIC21/05/2019 9.31.00 PM AESTAU $124 10
T.W - Attadale WA23/05/2019 8.04.28 PM AESTAU $94 10
B.L - Helensvale QLD22/05/2019 3.14.01 PM AESTAU $59 10
B.A - Grange SA21/05/2019 8.44.35 PM AESTAU $24 10
A.M - Blakehurst NSW21/05/2019 5.40.54 PM AESTAU $14 10
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