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Penfolds Bin 21 Grenachetext

Penfolds Bin 21 Grenache 2022

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AustraliaIt is year one for the Penfolds Bin 21 Grenache 2022. The first label released the 2022 Cellar Reserve Barossa Valley Grenache 21 years ago, Bin number 21. Grenache has been widely undervalued in the past by retailers and consumers. Still, the move away from high-alcohol reds has shone a new light on this variety that can reach very tall heights in Australia and the south of France. Cranberry and pomegranate lead the nose, but the trick is enveloping it in the Penfolds silky structure. Severe examples of fun wines are hard to come by, but Bin 21 efficiently manages to pull it off. Aged in a mix of one-year-old (5%) and two-year-old (6%), the rest is marked seasoned. Gago describes it as “Pinot-esque,” other say grenache is the new pinot in Australia.Tasted: 06 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
US$40.00750mlestimated retail in select private wine shops
Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Grenache Noir/Garnacha