Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz

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Drinking well now, but will improve with time. ?

Vintage History:

There are three distinct styles of Penfolds red wines. Single-vineyard (Magill Estate Shiraz, Kalimna Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon), single-region (Bin 128 Coonawarra Shiraz, RWT Barossa Shiraz) and multi-regional blends (Grange, Bin 707). The Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz delivers a fourth approach, with Penfolds showing its hand at sub-regional expression. The hamlet of Marananga 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 region’s best known wines. Standing on its own two feet, this release of the Marananga Shiraz delivers a contemporary Shiraz alternative, framed by a mix of oaks; French and American, old and new, conceived from the ancient soils of this special place, Marananga.
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Origin Walton’s, Zilm and grower vineyards at Marananga in the Central Barossa Valley.
Maturation 16–18 months in new (50%) and seasoned American and French oak hogsheads and puncheons (500 litres).
Fermentation Static fermenters with wooden header boards. After pressing, components complete fermentation in barrel.
Variety Shiraz.
First Vintage 2008.
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2011
96 points 2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2010
94 points 2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2009

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Behind Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz

Peter Gago
Penfolds Chief Winemaker

“The impact of incorporating puncheons into the maturation mix is paying dividends…and naturally helping Bin 150 to find its very own stylistic niche.”

“Sets itself apart from a perception held by some of many Barossa Shiraz’s – this marque is comfortably focussed, sophisticated, measured.”

“A Bin still unknown to many… acquire before the word gets out!”


The Marananga region typically experiences higher temperatures than the rest of the Barossa Valley. This increase in temperature advances phenology, with harvest often occurring almost two weeks earlier. Overall, a vintage of slightly cooler temperatures with only one significant heat event over the New Year period. Prior to budburst, winter rainfall was lower than the long-term average for most parts of the Barossa Valley. Variable conditions continued through the period from October to December, merging into a mild summer, with a few short periods of heat. The mild daytime temperatures and cool evenings across most of the ripening period allowed impressive flavour development, without inflated baumés.