Penfolds Bin 138 GSM 2015

Penfolds Bin 138 GSM 2015 Barossa Valley

64% Shiraz, 21% Grenache and 15% Mataro with 12 months in seasoned American oak hogsheads

“Nose: A varietal aromatic chromatogram dissemination: Mataro – manifested via impressions of charcuterie and grilled/charred/smokey meats. Grenache – a whiff of florals (albeit less than usual for Bin 138?), blackberry pastille, fruit drops. Shiraz – moist ham hock and a spray of cedar and spice. Integrated, traditional … or as overheard: “a good, old-fashioned Barossa Valley ‘Dry Red’ style”. Palate:  Unashamedly ‘dry-reddish’.  A ferric, rust earthiness coupled with an assortment of fruits – dates, fresh figs and prosciutto/melon. Rounded, with minimal oak impact – as expected. Texture? Within the context of tannins/acidity/extract – ‘slippery’ rather than blocky, grippy.

Penfolds Bin 138 GSM 2015 Barossa Valley

64% Shiraz, 21% Grenache and 15% Mataro with 12 months in seasoned American oak hogsheads

“Nose: A varietal aromatic chromatogram dissemination: Mataro – manifested via impressions of charcuterie and grilled/charred/smokey meats. Grenache – a whiff of florals (albeit less than usual for Bin 138?), blackberry pastille, fruit drops. Shiraz – moist ham hock and a spray of cedar and spice. Integrated, traditional … or as overheard: “a good, old-fashioned Barossa Valley ‘Dry Red’ style”. Palate:  Unashamedly ‘dry-reddish’.  A ferric, rust earthiness coupled with an assortment of fruits – dates, fresh figs and prosciutto/melon. Rounded, with minimal oak impact – as expected. Texture? Within the context of tannins/acidity/extract – ‘slippery’ rather than blocky, grippy.