2021 Penfolds, Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia

2021 Penfolds, Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia

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2021 Penfolds, Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia

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I always feel that the Bin 150 is a Penfolds Shiraz that slides under the radar. While it may not scale the heights of the RWT or the St Henri, it is a delectable Shiraz that is easily approachable in its youth. Utilising the excellent terroir of the ancient Marananga soils with a blend of French & American oak, the results are a medium bodied delight.

The 2021 Bin 150 is truly an Australian Shiraz that has all the hallmarks of Northern Rhone.

Drink 2025 - 2033

Markus Ljunghammar, Private Account Manager, Berry Bros. & Rudd

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Jancis Robinson MW16.5/20

Marananga is very close to the centre of the Barossa Valley, with red clay and sandy loam soils. Winter rainfall was 20% below the long-term average, but a wetter-than-average August contributed to healthy soil moisture for the start of the growing season. 

Spring temperatures were slightly warmer than average, and the area experienced mild conditions over harvest. Aged for 18 months in French oak (29% new) and American oak (29% new) hogsheads and large puncheons. TA 6.9 g/l, pH 3.65.

Much more geographical specificity than usual for Penfolds! But oddly enough, it almost smells like Cabernet in this vintage; there’s a certain pyrazine character. But good balance, fully ripe fruit and only a little pinched and drying on the end. Wait a while.

Drink 2025 - 2040

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com (July 2023)

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Wine Advocate94/100

The 2021 Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz fruit is from Marananga in the Barossa Valley (east of Seppeltsfield, south of Greenock). The oak—a combination of French and American (each component featuring 29% new)—is sitting atop the fruit here. 

The essence of Marananga is disguised by this element aromatically. In the mouth, the fruit starts to show: mulberry, raspberry, ferrous, iodine, roast meat, beetroot, peppercorns and liquorice. 

I would suggest this wine needs time in the cellar; the oak is effusive here. The fruit is better. Have patience. 14.5% alcohol, sealed under natural cork.

Drink 2023 - 2051

Erin Larkin, Wine Advocate (July 2023)

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James Suckling94/100

A brooding, full-bodied wine with gushing fruit effortlessly compressed and refined by seams of cedar oak tannins. Damson, Christmas cake dried fruits, earthenware and boozy spice, all thrown into the mix. Yet that rail of tannic refinement bridges the attack to the long, sumptuous, almost dusty finish.

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James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com (July 2023)

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Marananga is a small hamlet in the heart of the Barossa Valley, which regularly delivers one of Penfolds’ most traditional, old-school styles of Shiraz. It is muscular, steely and imposing – chief winemaker Peter Gago recommends decanting it even at this stage of its life to coax out its personality. 

Once opened, it reluctantly showcases ripe brambles and hedgerow, plum jam, roasted beetroot, currants, tar and sweet baking spices, which follow on the rich, chunky palate. Chewy, chalky tannins make a big statement, but a Campari-like brightness lifts the finish—a lovable brute.

Drink 2025 - 2055

Tina Gellie, Decanter.com (June 2023)

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The 2021 Shiraz Bin 150, from the Western Barossa, will have many fans thanks to its powerful style. It radiates with mocha, earth, old spices, dark chocolate and cocoa aromas with an overcoat of sweet oak. 

The palate then kicks on with explosive flavours of juicy dark cherry and blackberry supported by deep-set ferrous tannins, flavours just backing off a touch toward the finish. This is a good but not outstanding Bin 150.

Drink 2026 - 2035

Angus Hughson, Vinous.com (July 2023)

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About this WINE



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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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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