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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz-Mourvedre 2003
Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz-Mourvedre 2003
(search item no. 78143)

PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This juicy and rich wine is a dark, deep, plum red color in the glass. The nose is a combination of sweet aromas - ripe plum fruits, blackcurrants and liquorice. Some freshly-tanned leather, a touch of cinnamon and clove spices. On the palate, there are baked fruit cake flavors, with some ripe blackcurrant tones. Savory, meaty flavors combine with crisp natural acidity and defined tannins.

Penfolds Bin 2, first vintage 1960, was the result of experimental work by Penfolds winemakers to create a medium-bodied, soft-finishing "Australian Burgundy" style, based on Shiraz. Mourvedre grapes were added to soften the Shiraz's intense varietal characters.

Bin 2 reflects Penfolds' multi-region, multi-vineyard blending policy, which enables winemakers to reduce the impact of vintage variation and produce consistent wines every vintage.

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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.