06 March 2014

In the winery's 170th year, Penfolds is proud to release the 2014 Bin Series. Featuring 12 expressions, the Bin Series displays the benefits of the multi-regional blending and stylised winemaking philosophy, which Penfolds has upheld since 1844.

Released annually, the 2014 collection celebrates the anniversary releases of two coveted Bins – the 50th consecutive release of Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz, which exemplifies the cool-climate Shiraz which the Coonawarra is renowned for; and the 20th anniversary of the Bin 138 Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache Mataro, a wine known for developing savoury characters with age. It also sees the inaugural release of 2012 Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon, which displays ripe, bold flavours and highlights the art of multi-regional blending.

Spanning three vintages, this year's Bin Series includes other signature Bin wines including the 2011 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz and 2011 Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon. Penfolds white wines play an integral role in this collection with the 2013 vintages of Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay and Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling.

Chief Winemaker, Peter Gago says: "The continued evolution of our Bin Series wines are a credit to the craftsmanship of the winemaking and viticulture teams.

"The climatic conditions prevailing across the three vintages of this release, 2011/2012/2013 couldn't be any more different, and yet the Penfolds approach has delivered this offer of traditional Bins that are true to both style and expectation."

"The 2013 vintage provided lower than average summer temperatures in Eden Valley, allowing grapes to slowly ripen, leading to strong flavour development – an exceptional foundation for Riesling," says Senior White Winemaker, Kym Schroeter.

"Similarly, the Chardonnay harvested from Tumbarumba resulted in a wine with great depth of flavour, minerally in style and with exceptional ageing potential – a release to join other celebrated Bin 311 vintages including 2008 and 2010."