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Penfolds Shiraz Mourvedre Grenache Bin 138 2011

Penfolds Shiraz Mourvedre Grenache Bin 138 750ml 2011    
Sku: 1809273*

Vintage conditions and ultimately the nature of the fruit are the elements that determine the final blend. Hence each year the varietal make-up can vary. In some vintages shiraz will lead the blend, in others grenache will be the principal element. Unusually for Penfolds, all three varieties are matured independently, owing to their tendency to mature at different times on the vine and the need to mature under different conditions in the barrel. Mourvedre will often contribute a unique combination of violet-like floral notes and a range of earthy, savoury complexities. Structurally it can be lean and sinewy, providing a worthy frame upon which shiraz and grenache can sit. Grenache is typically lighter in colour and body, presenting the perfume of the wine and is often the first component noticed when the wine is poured. Shiraz provides the body and shape of the wine. Bin 138 is more of a fruit-driven style than the other Bin wines and displays a chalkier tannin texture. Its rich, earthy nature becomes more nuanced with age.

Food pairing
Braised lamb shanks Twice cooked cheese souffle Osso bucco

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Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Sub-Region: Barossa
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Grape Varietal: Grenache,Mourvedre,Syrah
Type: Still wine
 
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