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Penfolds Bin 138 Shiraz - Mourvèdre - Grenachetext

Penfolds Bin 138 Shiraz - Mourvèdre - Grenache 2021

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia2021 was an excellent vintage in the Barossa Valley. The colour is classic purple crimson, and the nose is a lifted balsamic affair with a savoury, spicy undercurrent of tea, grilled meats, and an upfront sense of freshness. The palate is awash in berries, sweet jube jubes, smooth tannins, and bright acid that runs through the finish. The blend is all Barossa Valley, 50/44/6 grenache, shiraz, and mataro that spends 12 months in oak barrels (12% new, 10% French, and 2% American). It's seriously fun to drink. Bin 138 is inspired by Southern Rhône wines that mix varying proportions of shiraz, grenache, and mourvèdre (mataro). Bin 138 is sourced from old Barossa Valley vines, some more than a century old. First labelled 'Old Vine Barossa Valley' in 1992, it was elevated to Bin status with the 1998 vintage. The 2021 is being hailed as the best Bin 138 ever, and I can't disagree. Extraordinary value.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$35.00750mlspecialty listing
AB$35.00750mlfine wine shops
ON$35.00750mlVintages October 25, 2008
US$40.00750mlestimated retail in select private wine shops
Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Shiraz - Mourvèdre - GrenacheCSPC: 323766UPC: 012354071766