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Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro is a classic Penfolds wine, steeped in nineteenth-century tradition. Typically it is a generous medium-bodied wine based on shiraz, but shot with the aromatics and muscular strength of mataro. It’s best to drink early, but like many of Penfolds reds can last the distance in the cellar.
Interest in Bin 2 has grown as the popularity of traditional Rhône varieties and blends continues to flourish.
Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking window now - 2023.
Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From Upper Adelaide, Wrattonbully, Barossa Valley, Padthaway, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek.
Maturation: 12 months in seasoned French and American oak barrels.
Variety: 82% Shiraz and 18% Mataro.
Bin 2 was first released in 1960, yet was discontinued in Australia in the 1970s at the height of the white wine boom.
The original Bin 2 was an ‘Australian Burgundy’ style (despite its Rhône varieties) – typically a soft, medium-bodied wine based on Shiraz.
The Bin 2 blend of Shiraz and Mataro is still relatively uncommon in Australian table wines. Also known as Monastrell or Mourvèdre, Mataro was introduced to Australia in the 1830s. Sometimes used in fortified wine production, this grape is widely planted in the Barossa Valley. It is greatly valued by winemakers for its blending attributes, adding complexity and palate grip.
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