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Bin 150 瑪拉拉南戈设拉子 2014

Bin 150 玛拉南戈设拉子独特的次产区风味毫无疑问是 Penfolds 的个性诠释。葡萄生长在玛拉南戈古老的土地上,靠近巴罗莎谷中心地带,位置偏西北,气候温暖干燥,再加上肥沃的红土壤,创造了酿造高品质葡萄酒的优越条件。Bin 150 的风格具现代感,是设拉子的另类表现,熟化过程采用新旧混合的法国及美国橡木桶,与 Penfolds 的传统理念一脉相承。

When To Drink
Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Drinking window 2018 - 2030. 
Taste Description

Colour
Deep, bright magenta; black core.

Nose
Firstly, a burst of curry and Indian spices ... and caraway, cardamom, celeriac.
Then:
The sweet - rich, coffee-grind, mocha, chocolate-cake, a brioche egginess; fresh sweet oak.
The savoury - roasted fat, crackling, rendered beef jus.
The subliminal – almost a virtual dust cloud of sprinkled ‘icing sugar’ hovering above.

Palate
Lifted, fresh. Avec acuity, focus.
Unabashed regional flavours of blackberry/raspberry/juniper coalesce with those of a more-than-likely choco/oak derivation.
A formic/V.A. ‘pulse’ combines with powdery tannins… massaged by lively acidity. A potent structural/textural statement indeed!
At time of tasting/writing, the blend’s French oak maturation contribution appears more obvious than that from America. Waiting…

情况说明

Origin: Marananga, Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Maturation: 16 months in French oak (18% new, 18% 1-y.o.) and American oak hogsheads and puncheons (25% new, 39% 1-y.o.).

Variety: Shiraz.

Vintage Conditions

Autumn and winter rainfall were above average in Marananga, creating an excellent start to the season. Relatively warm temperatures in August accelerated vines out of dormancy early with prevailing warmer than average conditions leading to early flowering. Spring was generally warmer and drier than average, with summer-like conditions.

The low soil moisture slowed vine growth, positively leaving vines with open canopies. January temperatures were lower than usual with the recorded maximum temperatures being the coolest in 22 years. Significant rainfall in early January provided a much needed moisture boost to the vines in the final stages of ripening. Without any extremes or stress, the vines continued to ripen evenly leading into an early harvest. In February, hotter weather prevailed ensuring a fast and early grape intake.

产年历史

Conceived from the ancient soils of Marananga, which 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.  

It was first introduced in 2008 in response to increasing availability of exceptional fruit.  The style has a beautiful lasting quality and will repay medium to long-term cellaring. 

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