Penfolds, Bin 138 Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre, 2014

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, Bin 138 Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre, 2014

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

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  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£21.99
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£21.99

Information
Grape Varietes: Shiraz 64%, Grenache 21%, Mataro 15% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Peter Gago Optimum Drinking: 2017-2020 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 102866 Alcohol: 14.5%
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

"A blend of 64% Shiraz, 21% Grenache and 15% Mataro, the 2014 GSM Bin 138 (sourced exclusively from the Barossa Valley) offers a deep garnet-purple color and a beautiful perfume with fragrant floral and earth notes over a black cherry and preserved plums core. Medium to full-bodied, rich, concentrated and with a firm structure, it has a muscular palate that finishes with lingering earthy notes.” eRobertParker.com