Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2013 from Penfolds : a complex red wine
Bin 150 from Penfolds is a Shiraz red wine produced in the Marananga appellation of the Barossa Valley. The vines benefit from a dry climate and a terroir rich in red soil. The wine is aged for 12 months in American oak barrels (14% new and 36% of one previous wine) and in French oak barrels (20% new and 30% of one previous wine).
With its deep crimson red colour, the Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2013 from Penfolds offers a very attractive, fresh, fragrant and vibrant nose. It gives off aromas of cedar and cloves, combined with notes of sandalwood, mahogany and burnt figs, before developing aromas of freshly ground coffee, cloves and juniper. On the palate, the wine is bright, taut and energetic. Of great complexity, it reveals the flavours of star anise, roasted duck with orange, frozen balsamic beets, olive tapenade and black pudding. The Bin 150 of Penfolds reveals a very fresh acidity and tasty tannins, which define a beautiful structure.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Deep garnet-purple, the 2013 Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz is unashamedly forward with fragrant notes of warm berries, fruits of forest compote, violets and anise plus touches of cloves and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, it bursts with spicy blackberry preserves flavors in the mouth, supported by firm, rounded tannins and a lively acid backbone, finishing with great persistence.