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Penfolds Bin 138 SGM 2020

Penfolds Bin 138 SGM 2020

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Bin 138 draws its inspiration from the wines of Southern Rhône, where shiraz, grenache and mataro (mourvèdre) are blended in varying proportions to create full-bodied wines possessing rich and heady perfume. Each year fruit for Bin 138 is sourced from Barossa Valley vines and then matured for 12 months in seasoned and a small proportion of new oak hogsheads to allow the different varietals to shine through. The first vintage release of this varietal blend was the 1992, labelled ‘Old Vine Barossa Valley’ – it was then elevated to Bin status with the 1998 vintage.

The 2020 vintage of Bin 138 all together is an enticing, complex, evolving wine, with a creamy texture, lively freshness and a willingness to delight from the first sip. Enjoy this wine now or cellar until 2033.

Medium deep crimson. Very attractive musky plum, blackberry, blueberry aromas with hints of roasted walnut. Supple sweet-fruited palate with ample red and dark plums, cranberry, mulberry, red cherry fruits, some savoury / roasted walnut complexity, fine loose knit chalky textures, very good mid-palate viscosity and fresh integrated and persistent crisp acidity. Lovely fruit-driven finish with aniseed notes. Not for the long haul but a delicious gluggable drink. 12 months in French oak hogsheads (12.5% new) - Andrew Caillard MW, 93 Points

The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - 65% Shiraz, 29% Grenache, 6% Mataro
Country - Australia
Region - Barossa Valley, South Australia
Vintage - 2020
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14.5%

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