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Penfolds, Bin 138 Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre, 2016

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

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Penfolds, Bin 138 Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre, 2016

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia

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  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£27.99
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£27.99

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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 72%, Grenache 16%, Mataro 12% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Peter Gago Optimum Drinking: 2018-2030 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Decanter Code: 103188 Alcohol: 14.5%
Estate Notes

Penfolds Bin 138 2016 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

“…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

“…plumminess of fruit with a note of spice and even herb, and then comes the tongue-coating splash of primary, spicy dark fruit. This is vivid, bright and full-bodied in a Côtes-du-Rhônish style, and is already supple enough for the drinking to begin without further ado.” Decanter Magazine