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.
||Walton’s, Zilm and grower vineyards at Marananga in the Central Barossa Valley.
||16–18 months in new (50%) and seasoned American and French oak hogsheads and puncheons (500 litres).
||Static fermenters with wooden header boards. After pressing, components complete fermentation in barrel.
SCORES & ACCOLADES
||Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2011
||2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2010
||2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2009