2021 Bin 138 Barossa Valley Shiraz/Grenache/Mataro, Penfolds, South Australia

2021 Bin 138 Barossa Valley Shiraz/Grenache/Mataro, Penfolds, South Australia

The 2021 Bin 138 is a blend of 50% Grenache, 44% Shiraz and 6% Mataro. It's full, juicy and rich with blackberry, black cherry and raspberry. Then there's more complex peppery, meaty notes and earthy tobacco.

Critic score
93/100 info

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
  • Grape
    50% Grenache/Garnacha
    44% Shiraz/Syrah
    6% Mourvèdre
  • Maturity
    Ready 2024 - 2048info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV

Tasting notes

The 2021 Bin 138 is this year led by Grenache (50%), Shiraz (44%) and Mataro (6%) and is creamy and full on the nose, with roast lamb, raspberry, pink peppercorn, chewing tobacco and black tea. In the mouth, the wine is plump and chewy and loaded with flavor. It's an exciting wine to drink! Pleasure. First vintage 1992. Drink 2023 – 2033. 14.5% alc

Erin Larkin, Wine Advocate

Dark purplish crimson. Well-integrated, sweet blend with more than a hint of menthol cough sweets. Quite a tannic, sudden, fruitless end though. Drink 2024 – 2030. 14.5% alc

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com

Ah, Bin 138, is so often a wine that is the nearly-man in the line-up and this year it works like a dream. With wild notes, hints of forest and game and then a glossy, properly focussed core that shouts, and this keeps it all on the straight and narrow, the Mataro plays a crucial role in bringing it all to a dramatic and earthy close without drying the finish too much. This is clever stuff and it wears a fair price tag, too. Drink 2025 – 2035. 14.5% alc

Matthew Jukes, matthewjukes.com

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