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Penfolds Weine Bin 2 Shiraz Mourvèdre Penfolds 2009

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This is a classic Barossa blend of 42% Shiraz, 30% Mourvedre and 28% Grenache. It is very much in keeping with the Penfold's 'house style' with plenty of bright fruit on the nose and initially on the palate followed by some more complex secondary flavours, fine tannins and liberal oak.

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Penfolds Wines:
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

External Reviews for Penfolds Weine Bin 2 Shiraz Mourvèdre Penfolds

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Firm in texture, crisp and focused, offering a lively mouthful of peppery blueberry and cedar flavors that linger nicely on the deft finish. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

A combination of sweet aromas - ripe plum fruits, blackcurrants and licorice. Some freshly-tanned leather, a touch of cinnamon and clove spices. The palate has baked fruitcake flavors, with some ripe blackcurrant tones. Savory, meaty flavors combine with crisp natural acidity and defined tannins.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

With its beginnings of ripe, spicy character, this Australian Shiraz gains complexity with the addition of Mourvegrave;dre and Grenache. A blend now more consistently smooth, oaky and softly tannic.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A combination of sweet aromas mdash; ripe plum fruits, blackcurrants and licorice. Some freshly-tanned leather, a touch of cinnamon and clove spices. The palate has baked fruitcake flavors, with some ripe blackcurrant tones. Savory, meaty flavors combine with crisp natural acidity and defined tannins.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Despite the Mourvegrave;dre only comprising 26% of the blend, it plays a powerful role in this wine, giving horsey aromas of cassis and tree bark. Flavors of plum, leather and earth also speak of the Mourvegrave;dre component. The unique earthy nature of Mourvegrave;dre is showcased without the grape varietyrsquo;s frequently heavy tannins.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

With its beginnings of ripe, spicy character, this Australian Shiraz gains complexity with the addition of Mourvèdre and Grenache. A blend now more consistently smooth, oaky and softly tannic.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2008 Bin 2 Shiraz Mourvedre (12.5% Mourvedre) presents intense black cherry and chocolate scents with some spices plus whiffs of anise and violets. Full-bodied and packed with ripe fruit, it has crisp acidity and medium-firm fine-grained chewy tannins, finishing long. Drink it now to 2017.


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This is a classic Barossa blend of 42% Shiraz, 30% Mourvedre and 28% Grenache. It is very much in keeping with the Penfold's 'house style' with plenty of bright fruit on the nose and initially on the palate followed by some more complex secondary flavours, fine tannins and liberal oak.

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