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

“Needs air/swirl – imperative! Decanting obligatory!”

“Continues to showcase Marananga and its sub-regional spoils.”


With above-average winter rainfalls and cool conditions that followed during the spring period, South Australian regions generally experienced a later budburst and disease pressures impacted to varied degrees across the state. Meticulous vineyard management was critical. Spring soil moisture levels resulted in healthy shoot growth and early canopy development. Healthy vegetative growth continued during the cooler spring months and delayed veraison and berry development

in the New Year. A few warm days at the end of January guaranteed the completion of veraison and commencement of the ripening season. Multiple rain events, often isolated, meant that attention to detail was required and selective harvesting of pristine fruit. Low baumes at harvest coincided with flavour development.