Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro Red Wine 2017 75cl
Penfolds Bin 2 was first released in 1960, yet was temporarily 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. The Bin 2 blend of shiraz and mataro is still relatively uncommon in Australian table wines. Also known as monastrell or mourvèdre, mataro was introduced to Australia in the 1830s. Often used in fortified wine production, this grape is widely planted in the Barossa Valley. It is valued by winemakers for its blending attributes, adding complexity and palate grip. Interest in Bin 2 has grown as the popularity of traditional Rhône varieties and blends continues to flourish.Read more...
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The late start to the season delayed veraison and the commencement of harvest. Weather conditions during the final stages of ripening were dry with March rainfall falling below the long-term average. April was mild, allowing for an orderly completion of the harvest. The prevailing autumnal conditions favouring fully ripened grapes with well-developed colours and flavours.
Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking window now - 2029.
|ABV (% vol)||14.5|
|Red Wine Expression||Complex, Juicy, Oaked, Spicy|
|Wine Region||Barossa Valley, Mclaren Vale, Wrattonbully|