Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz is a sub-regional expression that is unmistakably Penfolds in character. 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.
COLOUR: Mauve hue still at core. Bright
NOSE: Marananga blue fruits immediately ascend. As do florals (violet). Another sub-regional marker - a glossy aromatic halo hovers above…a sheen of linseed/meal. Nougat, nutty (pecan) notes merge with oak – cloaked in a spicy/pastry crust garb. All now aromatically confirmed – Barossa; Marananga.
PALATE: Bright. At once, succulent/juicy/mouth-watering/salivating…yet stylishly defined with a complex, layered structure, length. Initially terrine/corned beef/carpaccio/….
paté aspic/gelatine notes prevail, yet with air and time in glass darker characters arise – mocha, black jelly.
Fine yet gripping tannins and minimal oak
interference underpin the Bin 150 textural