Penfolds Bin 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2018 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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$38.99 per Bottle
$233.94 per pack

Overview

Bin 23 Pinot Noir is a bold, and dynamic inclusion to the Penfolds red wine stable – reflecting an evolving style, regional definition and the complexities of the many and varied pinot noir clones. The relationship between Penfolds and cool-climate regions continues with the multi-regional sourcing of Bin 23 Pinot Noir.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Fuji-apple red

Aroma

An immediate ascent of delicate white strawberry and white raspberry pastille fruits. Yes, overtly cool-climate pinot noir.

Quickly following, a garnish of fresh thyme flowers and Hungarian sweet paprika.

And something else, admittedly hard to identify – an aroma lying somewhere between saffron and mustard seed. If only spectrophotometer could ... !?!

Oak? Perhaps a scent of star anise may be a link? Upon sitting, the faintest waft of pencil shavings confirms a definite Quercus

robur or sessiliflora connection.

Palate

Medium-bodied. Weight and texture no doubt positively influenced by an appealing glycerolic contribution.

Felt like, rather than velvety tannins, with cherry and strawberry fruits inducing a refreshing mouth-watering/salivating grip.

‘Underneath’ - impressions of tilled wet-earth and aligned parsnip/turnip (kohlrabi) flavours.

Oak imparts a structural rather than a flavour imprint – was that 17% or 0.17% new oak?!

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Drinking window now - 2024

Origin: Henty, Tasmania and Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

Maturation: Eight months in French oak barriques (17% new)

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 5.6 g/L, pH: 3.59

Variety: Pinot Noir

Medals & Trophies

95 Points - Andrew Caillard MW

91 Points - Angus Hughson

Vintage
2018
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
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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