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Pwg Penfolds Bin 138 Oldvine 2007

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90 points Wine Spectator: Ripe, generous and focused, with a veil of fine tannins around a pulsing core of cherry, blackberry and roasted meat flavors that linger easily on the open finish. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Shiraz. Drink now through 2015. (6/30/10)

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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 Pwg Penfolds Bin 138 Oldvine

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

WA 90pts. - According to the Wine Advocate: The Bin 138 Grenache (64%)-Mourvedre (21%)-Shiraz (15%) was aged for 15 months in 5 year old hogsheads and blended just prior to bottling. Dark ruby-colored, it gives up aromas of underbrush, spice box, quince, pomegranate, and black cherry. On the palate it reveals already complex flavors including chocolate-covered cherries and wild raspberry. Elegantly styled, smooth textured, and ripe, it is likely to evolve for several years and drink well through 2019.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Ein Wein mit feinem leichten Holzcharakter. Sehr eleganter, stilvoller Blend mit einem feinen Bouquet. Kräftiger, frischer Körper, etwas Leder-Aromen. Den Bin 138 prägt einen noch entwickelnden Charakter, der durch Lagerung zunehmend an Komplexität gewinnt.



90 points Wine Spectator: Ripe, generous and focused, with a veil of fine tannins around a pulsing core of cherry, blackberry and roasted meat flavors that linger easily on the open finish. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Shiraz. Drink now through 2015. (6/30/10)

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