Country: Australia Region: South Australia
Vintage: 2012 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Bin 2 was first released in 1960, yet was discontinued in Australia in the 1970s at the height of the white wine boom. The original Bin 2 was an ‘Australian Burgundy’ style (despite its Rhône varieties) – typically a soft, medium-bodied wine based on Shiraz. The Bin 2 blend of Shiraz and Mourvèdre is still relatively uncommon in Australian table wines. Also known as Mataro or Monastrell, Mourvèdre was introduced to Australia in the 1830s. Sometimes used in fortified wine production, this grape is widely planted in the Barossa Valley. It is greatly valued by winemakers for its blending attributes, adding complexity and palate grip. Interest in Bin 2 has grown as the popularity of traditional Rhône varieties and blends continues to flourish..
Ageing Potential: 20+ Years
The palate is vibrant and ripe, with red fruits that are integrated with oak (French and American) and compliant tannins. Wait till you see the reviews below, and the awards and accolades this wine and the winery have won.
Created in 1960, Bin 2 is a classic Penfolds blend based on Rhône varieties, made from fruit grown in Barossa, McLaren Vale and Padthaway, matured in French and American oak. Mourvedre makes up around 10% of the blend, lending body and structure. A backbone of ripe blackcurrant, cherry and quince, overlaid with notes of liquorice, winter pudding and dark chocolate. Plush tannins provide an expansive mouth-feel. Enjoy immediately or cellar for 3-5 years. Best with roasts
Food Matches: Spicy / Venison / Casseroles / Beef