There are three distinct styles of Penfolds red wines. Single-vineyard (Magill Estate Shiraz, Kalimna Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon), single-region (Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz, RWT Barossa Shiraz) and multi-regional blends (Grange, Bin 707). The Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz delivers a fourth approach, with Penfolds showing its hand at sub-regional expression. Conceived from the ancient soils of Marananga, which lies very close to the centre of the Barossa Valley floor – slightly to the north and west, where warm dry conditions and rich red soils, provide the backbone to some of the region’s best known wines. Standing on its own two feet, this release delivers a contemporary Shiraz alternative, framed by a mix of oaks; French and American, old and new – crafted in accordance with the traditional Penfolds method.
Maturation: 12 months in American oak (14% new, 36% 1-y.o.) and French oak (20% new, 30% 1-y.o.)
Peak Drinking: 2016-2035
“Shouts out Western Barossa. This Shiraz, spawn out of the new Millennium, has quickly established its own following – it’s not a mini St Henri or junior RWT. It is Bin 150 Shiraz, from Marananga. “Maturation in 500-litre puncheons is starting to make its desired stylistic Bin 150 point-of-difference…” - Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker
Tasting Note: Bright, deep crimson red. Fresh and perfumed nose. Bright, tense, energetic palate - so many epicurean-linked complexities ? star anise/orange zest roast duckling, balsamic glazed beetroot, olive tapenade, black pudding. But it?s Shiraz!?