Bin 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2017 Cork Bottle Bin 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2017 Cork Bottle

The Penfolds Collection

Bin 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2017

Bin 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir is a bold, and dynamic addition to the Penfolds red wine stable – reflecting an evolving style, regional definition and the complexities of the many and varied clones of Pinot Noir.

The relationship between Penfolds and the cool climate, high altitude Adelaide Hills wine region continues to grow from strength-to-strength with this Bin 23 Pinot Noir. Following in the footsteps of the success and development of the Penfolds Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir.

When To Drink

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Drinking window now - 2021. 

Taste Description

Colour
Stella cherry-skin core with an Amalia rose hue.

Nose
Wafts of truffle and raspberry.
Wild thyme blossoms and warm spices – cinnamon, nutmeg and sweet paprika.
A nuttiness and dried leaf earthiness, no doubt from stalk inclusion, with subtle whiffs of truffle and porcini..

Palate
• Fruit - cranberry, wild strawberry, raspberry and sour cherry.
• Animal game - sauccisson, jamón and venison.
• Herb and spice - dried thyme, marjoram with pink peppercorn, nutmeg and cinnamon.
• Acidity - crunchy quartz, river pebbles and slate.
• Tannin - succulent and appetising.
• Oak - creamy oak with touch of cedar and char.

Scores

95 Points - Tony Love

94 Points - Huon Hooke

Technical Information

Origin: Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

Maturation: Nine months in French oak barriques (30% new).

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 13.5%, Acidity: 5.8 g/L, pH: 3.6.

Variety: Pinot Noir.

  • Hand-picked, 15% whole-bunch inclusion
  • Free-run only – no pressings
  • Wild ferment
  • Nine months on gross lees, without SO2
  • Not fined
Vintage Conditions

Above-average winter and spring rainfall offered the vines in the Adelaide Hills healthy soil moisture profiles for the growing season. The annual rainfall was the highest recorded since 1992. Cool days and cooler nights slowed vine growth in early spring with temperatures warming in October.

The lower than average temperatures and abundant rainfall during the growing season and veraison produced a vintage that challenged both winemakers and viticulturists alike. The late flowering and veraison delayed the pinot noir harvest by several weeks. Weather conditions during ripening were generally dry with prevailing conditions favouring fully ripened grapes with well-developed colours and flavours.

History
Bin 23’s name is derived from the Pinot Noir maturation location ‘Cellar 23’ at Magill Estate. First vintaged in 2009, it is a distinctive style especially made for Penfolds drinkers who enjoy rich, mouth-filling wines with plenty of fruit generosity and flavour length.
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