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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.
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
Peak Drinking - Now - 2006
Food Matches - Ideally suited to Pasta, Pizza,
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