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  • Decanting time

    45min
  • When to drink

    2020-2025
  • Food Pairing

    Lamb

The Story

Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz is a sub-regional expression that is unmistakably Penfolds in character. Conceived from the ancient soils of Marananga, which lies very close to the centre of the Barossa Valley floor – slightly to the north and west, where warm dry conditions and rich red soils, provide the backbone to some of the regions best known wines.


Nose Fresh and perfumed, vibrant and lifted. Inviting. French oak cedar and clove noted, however, sandalwood, mahogany and burnt fig imply derivatives from fruit, rather than Quercus. Freshly ground coffee, clove and juniper redress a regional Barossa association. 
Palate ; Bright, tense, energetic. So many epicurean-linked complexities – star anise orange zest roast duckling, balsamic glazed beetroot, olive tapenade, black pudding. But its Shiraz! Fresh acidity and savoury tannins facilitate both grip and a tight and defined structure. The disciplined use of varied oaks (new old French American) assist.

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(Barossa Valley. 12 months in 20% new, 30% 1yr old French oak and 20% new, 30% 1yr old American oak all hogsheads. 14.5% alc. TA 6.2 g/L pH 3.60)
Lots of black pepper and some animal hide though a much more fragrant wine after the Bin 28. Drying tannins again here with little heart. Weedy finish. The prettiness of the Marananga fruit can’t escape the vintage. Still there is a damp rawness to the finish and tannin-over-fruit character here that can’t be hidden behind aromatics.
16.8/20, 89/100. Drink: 2014-2024

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Magill, South Australia

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 Andrew Graham, Wine Blogger (Australia)  tasted  Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2011  ( Penfolds  )

(Barossa Valley. 12 months in 20% new, 30% 1yr old French oak and 20% new, 30% 1yr old American oak all hogsheads. 14.5% alc. TA 6.2 g/L pH 3.60)
Lots of black pepper and some animal hide though a much more fragrant wine after the Bin 28. Drying tannins again here with little heart. Weedy finish. The prettiness of the Marananga fruit can’t escape the vintage. Still there is a damp rawness to the finish and tannin-over-fruit character here that can’t be hidden behind aromatics.
16.8/20, 89/100. Drink: 2014-2024

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