Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz is a sub-regional expression that is unmistakably Penfolds in character. Standing on its own two feet, this release delivers a contemporary Shiraz alternative, framed by a mix of oaks; French and American, old and new – crafted in accordance with the traditional Penfolds method.
Above long-term average winter rainfall occurred throughout the Barossa Valley region providing adequate soil moisture for the upcoming growing season. It was a warm, dry start to spring with below-average rainfall initiating budburst earlier than normal. Frost episodes were infrequent. The 2013 spring season was the windiest in 47 years in the Barossa, this coupled with cool nights, created variability with fruitset reducing potential yield during the flowering period.
2014 brought high temperatures reducing yields further during veraison for the fourth year in a row. A short heatwave caused the vines to shut down and slow grape maturation. The remainder of the growing season was warm and dry. This ensured desired flavour development and acid retention resulting in impressive fruit quality.
“Gorgeous charmer – like molten treacle toffee. Lifted and lively. Actually, readier than some of its peers, very welcoming indeed. Tannins very hidden and really rather light and stony on the
end.” Jancis Robinson
2015 vintage 17 points Jancis Robinson
2015 vintage 18 points Matthew Jukes