Penfolds Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2017 (6 x 750ml) Barossa Valley, SA

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Overview

Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz is a sub-regional expression that is unmistakably Penfolds in character. Conceived from the ancient soils of Marananga, which lie very close to the centre of the Barossa Valley floor – slightly to the North West, where warm dry conditions and rich red soil provide the backbone to some of the region’s best-known wines.

Each release delivers a contemporary shiraz alternative, framed by a mix of oaks; French and American, old and new – crafted in accordance with the traditional Penfolds method.

State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Black core, garnet edges

Nose

An aromatic jigsaw:

  • The expected (place, variety, style): Formic, bayleaf, fig, quince, black-pudding.
  • The unexpected (synergy?): Cookies and cream, Golden Gaytime ice-cream.
  • The incredulous (sensory overload?): Iced coffee, sticky date-pudding, shortbread.

To confirm and reassure - Yes, it is shiraz, and yes, Barossa sourced (Marananga)! The descriptor calories cannot be ingested!

Palate

Certainly less confected (literally) and meatier than the nose might suggest – flavours akin to Greek lamb and rosemary, bone

marrow/steak tartare, carpaccio of assorted meats.

Yet fruits and berries are evident, manifested primarily via an impression of a juniper/strawberry/cranberry reduction. And cola.

Sleek tannins and the interface of judicious oak facilitate a plush and glossy Bin 150 disposition, avec sheen.

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Drinking window 2020 – 2032.

Origin: Marananga, Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Maturation: 12 months in American oak (28% new, 25% 1-y.o.) and French oak (25% new, 22% 1-y.o.).

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.7 g/L, pH: 3.65

Variety: Shiraz.

Medals & Trophies

99 Points - Andrew Caillard MW

95 Points - Angus Hughson

95 Points - Huon Hooke

94 Points - Tony Love

94 Points - Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com

Vintage
2017
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap 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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