Penfolds Bin 23 Pinot Noir 2018
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- 95 POINT RATED ANDREW CAILLARD
- 92 POINT RATED JAMES SUCKLING
- 91 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE, ROBERT PARKER & ANGUS HUGHSON
- 5 RED STAR PRODUCER & WINNER OF JAMES HALLIDAY WINERY OF YEAR
Fuji-apple red in colour. An immediate ascent of delicate white strawberry and white raspberry pastille fruits. Yes, overtly cool-climate pinot noir. Quickly following, a garnish of fresh thyme flowers and Hungarian sweet paprika. Medium-bodied. Weight and texture no doubt positively influenced by an appealing glycerolic contribution. Felt like, rather than velvety tannins, with cherry and strawberry fruits inducing a refreshing mouth-watering/salivating grip.
“A style evolution which is true to our winemaking philosophy; three cool-climate regions for one bold blend.”- Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker
95 Points - Andrew Caillard MW
"Medium crimson, Beautiful pure strawberry, red cherry aromas with herb, sage notes. Well concentrated but medium bodied wine with pure strawberry, red cherry fruits, some herb sage anise notes, fine loose knit slinky dry textures, attractive mid-palate viscosity and long persistent mineral acidity. Finishes with a classic peacock’s tail. A real step up in quality and timbre this year showing lovely colour, varietal definition, density and energy. Buy and drink! 14.5% alc. Now-2024"
92 Points - James Suckling
91 Points - Robert Parker
"A blend of fruit from Henty (53%), Tasmania and the Adelaide Hills, the 2018 Bin 23 Pinot Noir showcases effusive red fruit, cola and spice notes on the nose. It's silky textured and medium-bodied, with a fine line of acidity running through it and a soft, appealing feel on the mid-palate, nicely contrasted by a crisp finish."
91 Points - Huon Hooke
“Bright, light to medium purple/red colour, with a very bright, fresh, hi-fi cherry pinot fruit aroma. Lovely perfumes. The palate is light to medium-weight and finely-textured, quite intense and lively, fresh, with a tinge of bitterness and attractive straightforward fruit-driven flavour.”
91 Points - Angus Hughson
Bin 23 Pinot Noir is a bold, and dynamic inclusion to the Penfolds red wine stable – reflecting an evolving style, regional definition and the complexities of the many and varied pinot noir clones. The relationship between Penfolds and cool-climate regions continues with the multi-regional sourcing of Bin 23 Pinot Noir.
The first Bin 23 to showcase fruit from Henty (Victoria) and Tasmania in addition to the Adelaide Hills.
All three regions enjoyed a relatively wet winter which set the vines up with good soil profiles for the growing season. Henty was wet up to mid-December when much drier conditions prevailed. Tasmania had optimal conditions during the growing season, with clear and warm conditions during fruit-set, no frost issues and mild, dry weather leading to harvest.
The Adelaide Hills and Henty both had a very hot finish to the growing season with several heat spikes in January. Harvest was an orderly affair, with grapes ripening evenly across blocks and showing strong varietal character and vibrant colours.
Henty, Tasmania and Adelaide Hills, South Eastern Australia
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