Bin 138 巴羅莎谷设拉子歌海娜瑪塔羅 2014

Bin 138 酿造的灵感来自法国南部罗纳,丰盈,香气满溢的设拉子,歌海娜与玛塔罗(穆维多)混酿。每一个年份的 Bin 138 的葡萄均来自古老的巴罗沙谷葡萄树藤(某些树藤超过 100 岁),并置于陈年橡木桶中熟化 12 到 15 个月,让品种特色得以彰显。复杂丰满的李子与山莓果香以及辛辣基调乃 Bin 138 的特色。首发于 1992 年,这款混酿曾经被命名为“老巴罗沙谷树藤”,并于 1998 年升级成为 Bin 系列的一员。

When To Drink

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking now - 2023.

Taste Description

Deep crimson

A varietal aromatic chromatogram dissemination:
Mataro - manifested via impressions of charcuterie and grilled/charred/smokey meats.
Grenache - a whiff of florals (albeit less than usual for Bin 138?), blackberry pastille, fruit drops.
Shiraz - moist ham hock and a spray of cedar and spice.
Integrated, traditional … or as overheard: “a good, old-fashioned Barossa Valley ‘Dry Red’ style”.

Unashamedly ‘dry-reddish’. And why not?
A ferric, rust earthiness coupled with an assortment of fruits – dates, fresh figs and prosciutto/melon.
Rounded, with minimal oak impact - as expected.
Texture? Within the context of tannins/acidity/extract - ‘slippery’ rather than blocky, grippy.

Expert Reviews
96 Points - Andrew Caillard MW

Origin: Barossa Valley, South Australia.

Maturation: 12 months in seasoned French (66%) and American oak hogsheads (34%).

Variety: 64% Shiraz, 20% Grenache and 16% Mataro (Mourvedre).

Vintage Conditions

Winter and spring rainfall were above average, 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 cooler and drier than average, with the low soil moisture slowing growth positively leaving vines with open canopies. January temperatures were lower than usual, with the maximum temperatures being the coolest in 22 years.

Significant rainfall in early January, during veraison period of the Shiraz, provided much needed moisture to give the vines a boost 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.

First Vintage: 1992.