Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro 2017
Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro 2017 is deep red in colour. The nose has Mediterranean notes of charcoal roasted game, Moroccan spices, olive tapenade, savoury ratatouille, and sundried tomato. Balancing with savory notes are aromatic blueberries, exotic red fruits, fresh pomegranate, and perfumed cranberry. The palate is delightfully complex mix of pepperoni, savoury green olives and a hint of sweet/salty Dutch liquorice. Soft blue fruits to the fore with textured tannins providing grip. An expansive palate gives this wine generosity and presence. Enjoy this wine now or cellar until 2029.
Bin 2 was first released in 1960, yet was temporarily 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, mediumbodied wine based on shiraz. The Bin 2 blend of shiraz and mataro is still relatively uncommon in Australian table wines. Also known as monastrell or mourvèdre, mataro was introduced to Australia in the 1830s. Often used in fortified wine production, this grape is widely planted in the Barossa Valley. It is 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.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Shiraz, Mataro
Country - Australia
Region - McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Padthaway, Wrattonbully
Vintage - 2017
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14.5%