Bright garnet red in colour. Aromatic and fruit-driven – lifted rhubarb and red berried fruits – pomegranate and wild raspberry. Underlying Asian spices, nutmeg with hints of white pepper and liquorice. There’s much more aromatic traffic evident! The palate is medium-bodied. Sweet and generous flavours of raspberry/cranberry, complexed with elements of cold meats, white chocolate and vanilla. Excellent overall balance, finishing with ripe integrated juicy tannins. Very much fruit-driven with no obvious oak overtones on the finish.
Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro
for the equivalent of £21.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grape Variety: Shiraz / Mataro
Style: Savoury and Fruity
Appellation: McLaren Vale / Wrattonbully / Padthaway / Coonawarra
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Penfolds was founded by a young English doctor who migrated to one of his country's most distant colonies over a century and a half ago. Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold was born in 1811, the youngest of 11 children. He studied medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, graduating in 1838. In 1844 Dr Penfold and his wife Mary purchased the Mackgill estate, “comprising 500 acres of the choicest land.” By all accounts it was Mary Penfold who was responsible for the management and early winemaking responsibilities of the fledgling wine estate. Initially the wines - made from Grenache – were prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients and the famous Penfolds slogan ‘1844 to evermore’ harks back to its origins as a prescribed tonic. Penfolds and Co. – the newly formed partnership of Mary Penfold and her son-in-law Thomas Hyland and her cellar manager Joseph Gillard – now claimed to be producing over one-third of South Australia’s wine. Three distinct styles have underpinned the Penfolds winemaking philosophy: single vineyard or single block, single region or sub-region, and multi-region or multi-varietal blending. Penfolds single vineyard and single block wines are celebrated for their unique terroir and sense of place.