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Penfolds Bin 150 Marananga Shiraztext

Penfolds Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2021

Marananga, Barossa Valley, South Australia, AustraliaPerhaps the wine that surprised me the most at my recent Penfolds tasting was the Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz. Marananga sits in the heart of the Barossa, over rich red clay and sandy soils that have played a role in several great Barossa shiraz over the decades. In this case, Penfolds ages the Marananga fruit in various new and used large oak puncheons and hogsheads oak vessels, including the year and a half in new French (29%) and American (29%). The almost opaque red is a slick version of plummy chocolate and blueberry with candied notes and glossy, smooth tannins. The flavours persist forever. Despite all the sweet fruit, the spice and mineral notes keep this from running amok in the finish. A delicious drinking shiraz we do not see enough. When the Marananga doesn't make the cut for 389 it goes to this label.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$80.00750mlestimated retail in select private wine shops
US$60.00750mlselect private retailers
Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah