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Professional Ratings: 91 Australian Wine Companion, 90 Wine Spectator, 90 The Wine Advocate
Varietal: Rhone Red Blends
Other Info: Screw Cap Wines
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 120912
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.
Pairs well with cheese, duck and game.
Blend: 42% Shiraz, 30% Mourvedre, 28% Grenache
Bright clear colour; a harmonious blend of spicy red and black fruits, licorice, chocolate and vanilla oak; the fine tannins provide a neat framework for the wine.
Ripe, generous and focused, with a veil of fine tannins around a pulsing core of cherry, blackberry and roasted meat flavors that linger easily on the open finish.
The Bin 138 Grenache (64%)-Mourvedre (21%)-Shiraz (15%) was aged for 15 months in 5 year old hogsheads and blended just prior to bottling. Dark ruby-colored, it gives up aromas of underbrush, spice box, quince, pomegranate, and black cherry. On the palate it reveals already complex flavors including chocolate-covered cherries and wild raspberry. Elegantly styled, smooth textured, and ripe, it is likely to evolve for several years.