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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Penfolds Bin 138 GSM 2006
Penfolds Bin 138 GSM 2006
(search item no. 98286)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The Bin 138 Shiraz (35%)-Grenache (32%)-Mourvedre (29%) was aged for 16 months in seasoned hogsheads (300-liter barrels). Dark ruby-colored, it exhibits a spicy, underbrush, floral, black cherry, and blueberry-scented nose. Layered on the palate, it has tons of savory fruit, some ripe tannin, and excellent balance. It will be at its best from 2010 to 2018."
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About Penfolds Wines:

Founded by a young, English doctor in 1844, Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines that have changed the landscape of Australian winemaking. Over the past century, Penfolds has indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then, a series of standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead. Under the direction of master winemaker, Peter Gago, Penfolds is now found in every major wine market in the country. Extraordinary wines such as Block 42 and Bin 60A have also been released during his tenure. Penfolds wines are now widely celebrated for their diversity and quality across many price-points. The strength of Penfolds is that the wine comes first. Penfolds' range of table wines is utterly Australian, evoking a generosity of spirit and the beauty of the Australian landscape.