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今 - 2023.
No sooner poured and a lively, unmistakable ‘Bin 2’ nose immediately projected. Inviting.
Alongside red wine familial are scents of fresh mettwurst and venison carpaccio. Also detected: lightly seared or tartare(d) beef.
Indian spices and also mustard seed arise. Possibly a skerrick of rosemary, pepper?
Succulent, juicy, fresh. Oak in hiding?
Above an alluring savoury base are disparate flavours of quince tart and sticky date pudding.
Very drinkable. An almost European disposition – relaxed, inviting. Beckons food, implores replenishment!
“Quite the journey – 55 years of courtship – shiraz (syrah) & mataro (mourvèdre).”
“A time-proven duet – still Old-World-ish; still matured in old, small oak; still Bin 2!”
- Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker
ブドウ品種:シラーズ 82%、マタロ 18%。
Autumn and winter rainfall were above the long-term average. Rain stopped abruptly in early August with only light showers observed throughout spring. Low top soil moisture halted canopy growth early in the season giving vines an open canopy.
A significant rainfall event in early January was a defining moment, giving the vines a much needed boost during veraison. February brought weekend heat spikes, pushing mean maximum temperatures well above the average resulting in early ripening and harvest.