Bin 150 Shiraz Mataro 2020, Australia


£67.95 per bottle

Cork closure

ABV 14.5%

96 Points James Suckling

Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz is a sub-regional expression that is unmistakably Penfolds in character. Conceived from the ancient soils of Marananga, which lie very close to the centre of the Barossa Valley floor – slightly to the North-West, where warm dry conditions and rich red soil provide the backbone to some of the region’s best-known wines. Each release delivers a contemporary shiraz alternative, framed by a mix of oaks; French and American, old and new – crafted in the 'Penfolds way'.


Marananga, Barossa Valley

Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 7.6 g/L, pH: 3.64

12 months in American (24% new) and French oak (23% new) hogsheads and puncheons

Marananga experienced the second consecutive year of winter drought. Soil moisture levels were well below average leading into the
growing season. Spring was cool and dry, driven by below average minimum and maximum temperatures. The trend of cool and dry
weather continued well into November delaying flowering and fruit-set. The 2019 calendar year was the driest on record for the
Nuriootpa weather station. Summer was typically hot, the Barossa Valley recorded 26 days over 35°C. Conditions in January and
February provided some relief. Average February maximum temperatures were 3°C below average. This, combined with a welcome
downpour of rain on 1 February, allowed the grapes to slowly reach full ripeness. The unique soils and aspect of Marananga, along
with managed irrigation, ensured the region was able to meet the climate challenge and produce a small crop of high-quality shiraz.

Dense black core. Deep purple rim

Our Marananga vineyards lie in the heart of the Barossa Valley, typifying everything we love about Barossa shiraz.
Such complexity! So many layers to unfurl. A distinctive ferric nose denotes the ancient Marananga ironstone, hundreds of millions of
years old. Also derived from this geology, dusty graphite powder and whetstone, asphalt/hydrocarbon.
A walk-through Chinatown... roast duck with plum sauce, Hoisin BBQ pork ribs. Notes of exotic spice, star anis, cardamom, pimento,
acknowledging French puncheon influence.

As we have come to anticipate, satsuma plums and boysenberries provide a varietal/regional signature.
Grippy, ripe and rich tannins anchor a tightly structured frame.
Freshly sawn oak. Rye sourdough crust – still hot out of the oven. Toasted pumpkin seeds on grilled haloumi.
Sarsaparilla, black cardamom pods and ethereal nutmeg spice.

2025 – 2040

May 2022

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