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Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz MourverdrePenfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mourverdre
Size: 750ml.
Producer: Penfolds

Bin 2 Shiraz Mourvedre 2001

Penfolds Bin 2, first vintage 1960, was the result of experimental work by Penfolds winemakers to create a medium-bodied, soft-finishing 'Australian Burgundy' style, based on Shiraz. Mourvedre grapes were added to soften the Shiraz's intense varietal characters. Bin 2 reflects Penfolds' multi-region, multi-vineyard blending policy, which enables winemakers to reduce the impact of vintage variation and produce consistent wines every vintage.

Vintage Conditions

The source regions for this wine experienced good winter rain, setting the season off well for spring vine development. Exceptional heat in January extended through the late summer months until rain brought relief in most regions in mid-March. Penfolds' access to well managed vineyards across the country enabled a careful selection of premium quality blending components for the final wine.

Grape Variety - Shiraz (Syrah), Mourvedre

Maturation - Maturation in older oak.

Color - Bright plum.

Nose - A noticeable Mourvedre contribution from this release - spice and floral (violet) aromas. As the style would warrant, an earthiness, meatiness set against wild raspberry fruits.

Palate - Rich and full. A lovely smooth mouthfeel a d texture, with softened tannins (non-oak derived). Ripe fruits induce a generous mid-palate richness. Ready now, excellent drinking.

Peak Drinking - Now - 2006

Food Matches - Ideally suited to Pasta, Pizza, Veal