2019 Penfolds, Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia

2019 Penfolds, Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia

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2019 Penfolds, Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia

Description

Straight out the gates, this wine is unashamedly full-throttle Barossa Shiraz. The sub-region of Marananga has really excelled in 2019. The nose is rich with notes of blackberry, blueberry, mocha and liquorice. The medium-plus palate equally envelopes your tastebuds with juicy black fruit, alongside hints of espresso bean and vanilla. Always a full-bodied and plush style of Shiraz, it has all the hallmarks of ageability, with a fine seam of dusty tannin running throughout. It's big and bold, yet generously precise and balanced.

Drink 2024 +

Stuart Rae, Commercial Manager (July 2021)

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Critics reviews

Wine Advocate94/100
Decanter95/100
Josh Raynolds, Vinous94/100
jancisrobinson.com17/20
Vinous94/100
Wine Advocate94/100
Last year, I lamented that this wine wasn't available in the U.S. I guess the execs at Treasury aren't paying attention to lil old me (the Australian SRP remains at AU$100). Bruised ego aside, the 2019 Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz is a ripe, rich, near-carbon copy of the 2018. This is true Barossa Valley Shiraz, with blueberry and blackberry fruit framed by notes of new oak (mostly American), and then gradually folding in savory nuances of espresso and earth. It's full-bodied and concentrated, yet also silky and nearly approachable now, with a lingering finish.

Drink 2023 - 2035

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (July 2021) Read more
Decanter95/100
Another excellent portrait of this distinctive sub-region, capturing all of the muscle of intense black fruits – a forging of blackberry, black earth and blacksmith’s soot – without becoming too weighty. Tannins pull like a drawstring to control the mid-palate, then finish with exquisite dryness. Its generous flavours will present seriously at the dining table.

Drink 2024 - 2039

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Josh Raynolds, Vinous94/100
Saturated violet. Displays smoke-accented black/blue fruits, licorice, espresso and violet scents that are complemented by suggestions of cola, baking spices and licorice. Offers juicy blueberry, cassis and fruitcake flavors that show excellent depth and surprising energy for their heft. The spice and floral notes drive a long, penetrating and smoky finish that's framed by dusty, steadily building tannins.

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jancisrobinson.com17/20
Black! With a hint of purple. Mild, almost milk-chocolate nose plus blueberries with a top note of something oddly marine! Seaweed? Really rather sweet and luscious with fewer of the punishing tannins of some of its stablemates – until the very end. This could be broached already, with very chewy food. A steak? The warmth of Barossa helps make this relatively approachable.

Drink 2021 - 2029

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (July 2021) Read more
Vinous94/100
Saturated violet. Displays smoke-accented black/blue fruits, licorice, espresso and violet scents that are complemented by suggestions of cola, baking spices and licorice. Offers juicy blueberry, cassis and fruitcake flavors that show excellent depth and surprising energy for their heft. The spice and floral notes drive a long, penetrating and smoky finish that's framed by dusty, steadily building tannins.

Drink 2027 - 2039

Josh Raynolds, Vinous (July 2021) Read more

About this WINE

Penfolds

Penfolds

Penfolds enjoys an iconic status that few New World producers have achieved. Established in 1844 at the Magill Estate near Adelaide, it laid the foundation for fine wine production in Australia.

The winemaking team is led by the masterful Peter Gago; it has the herculean task of blending the best wines from a multitude of different plots, vineyards and regions to create a consistent and outstanding range of wines. Its flagship wine, Grange, is firmly established as one of the finest red wines in the world.

Under Gago’s stewardship, the Penfolds range has evolved over time. Winemaking has moved away from New World heat and the sort of larger-than-life style that can mask individuality; the contemporary wines instead favour fine balance and typicity for the region or grape.

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South Australia

South Australia

At 72,000 hectares, South Australia is the engine room of the country's wine industry, responsible for 43 percent of its vineyards and encompassing some of Australia’s most famous fine wine regions.

One of the most important areas in qualitative terms is the Barossa Valley, beginning 50km north-east of Adelaide, and famous for its full-bodied Shiraz, as well as for its Grenache and Mourvèdre. To the east, the cool Eden Valley is home to some really fine Riesling and top-class Shiraz, such as that made by Henschke. To the north of Barossa is the Clare Valley, also a source of good Riesling but home to well-structured reds as well.

South-east of Adelaide lies the delightful vineyard area of the Adelaide Hills, where fine Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir are produced by wineries such as Petaluma and Llangibby EstateLanghorne Creek to the east of Adelaide has earned a reputation for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Verdelho and Shiraz while, between Adelaide and the sea, McLaren Vale is a noted area for red wines.

The unique vineyard region of Coonawarra lies 400km south-east in an area of pure limestone topped by a loose, red topsoil. Cool enough to resemble Bordeaux, this area produces great Cabernets and Merlots and is much in demand. Slightly to the north and to the west lie the regions of Padthaway and Mount Benson respectively, which enjoy similar success as sources of great white wines, especially ChardonnayWrattonbully however is known for its fresh, varietally-pure Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

However it’s the less-distinguished Riverland region that accounts for 50 percent of the state’s wine production.

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Syrah/Shiraz

Syrah/Shiraz

A noble black grape variety grown particularly in the Northern Rhône where it produces the great red wines of Hermitage, Cote Rôtie and Cornas, and in Australia where it produces wines of startling depth and intensity. Reasonably low yields are a crucial factor for quality as is picking at optimum ripeness. Its heartland, Hermitage and Côte Rôtie, consists of 270 hectares of steeply terraced vineyards producing wines that brim with pepper, spices, tar and black treacle when young. After 5-10 years they become smooth and velvety with pronounced fruit characteristics of damsons, raspberries, blackcurrants and loganberries.

It is now grown extensively in the Southern Rhône where it is blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre to produce the great red wines of Châteauneuf du Pape and Gigondas amongst others. Its spiritual home in Australia is the Barossa Valley, where there are plantings dating as far back as 1860. Australian Shiraz tends to be sweeter than its Northern Rhône counterpart and the best examples are redolent of new leather, dark chocolate, liquorice, and prunes and display a blackcurrant lusciousness.

South African producers such as Eben Sadie are now producing world- class Shiraz wines that represent astonishing value for money.

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