Red Wine Australia Penfolds Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz
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 the ‘Penfolds way’.
Fruits are showcased more on the palate than nose – dark cherry, ripe boysenberry and blackberry immediately noted.
A dried apple skin character mediates at this stage between fruited and non-fruited flavours (coffee grind and soy).
Quite an attaque – an appealing bite/grip rather than the familial Bin 150 lushness and viscosity.
Perhaps partially explained by raspy tannins – graphite, and bright acidity.
Whilst the oak is already ingested, further time to soften in bottle is still sought…
Nomination Award: James Suckling
|Alcohol %||15 %|
|Country of origin||AUSTRALIA|
|Box content||carton @ 6 bottles x 0,75 litre|
|Cartons per pallets||112|
|Cartons per layer||14|
|Number of layers||8|
|Weight (gross)||8.6600 kg|
|Weight (nett)||4.5000 kg|