Penfolds, Bin 138 Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre, 2013

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, Bin 138 Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre, 2013

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 66%, Grenache 23%, Mataro 11% Wine Style: Full Bodied Red Winemaker: Peter Gago Optimum Drinking: 2016-2020 Reviewer Rating: 92 Reviewer: Andrew Callard MW Code: 102722
Estate Notes

Penfolds Bin 138 2013 Bin 138 draws its inspiration from the wines of the Southern Rhône, where Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre create full-bodied wines. Grapes are sourced from from old, low-yielding Barossa Valley vines and it is one of the few wines that remains in component form during oak maturation and is blended just prior to bottling

The Barossa Valley was planted extensively with Shiraz, Mataro and Grenache by the early settlers. In the 1950s Penfolds started experimenting with table wine blends of Shiraz and the robust grape variety Mourvèdre (Mataro). In response to a growing international market for the highly perfumed wines of the Southern Rhône, Penfolds introduced the 1992 vintage of the Old Vine Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre. The wine was elevated to the Bin range with the 1998 Bin 138.

Reviews

“Bin 138 – never attempting to be something it isn’t…elevated levels of oak/extract/alcohol are inconsistent with this wine’s blue-print.” A ‘bigger’ Bin 138. Richer…a reflection of the year, or perhaps Barossa old vines getting older!” Peter Gago, Penfolds' Chief Winemaker