Bin 23 Pinot Noir 2018

Penfolds

Bin 23 Pinot Noir 2018

Penfolds

Bin 23 Pinot Noir 2018

RRP (750 mL)
$50.00
750 mL
$38.90
6 x 750 mL
$233.40

Overview

Overview

Bin 23’s name is derived from the place the wine matures, ‘Cellar 23’ at Magill Estate and follows in the footsteps of the success and development of the Penfolds Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir. 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.

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region Multi-Region Blend
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14%
Peak Drinking Now - 2024
Winemaker The Penfolds Team

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

95 points Andrew Caillard MW
91 points Angus Hughson
91 points Huon Hooke

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!

Angus Hughson

Bright mid cherry red. Subtle and understated the wine shows earthy wild cherry aromas with a hint of spice. Dry and juicy with a touch of wintergreens and dried herb flavours it is mid weight and supple although a touch thin. Drink now - 5 years.

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.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chicken
Fish
Pork
Cured Meat
Pasta
Salad
Pizza

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

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. And something else, admittedly hard to identify – an aroma lying somewhere between saffron and mustard seed. If only spectrophotometer could ... !?! Oak? Perhaps a scent of star anise may be a link? Upon sitting, the faintest waft of pencil shavings confirms a definite Quercus robur or sessiliflora connection.

Flavours and Palate

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. ‘Underneath’ - impressions of tilled wet-earth and aligned parsnip/turnip (kohlrabi) flavours.

Oak imparts a structural rather than a flavour imprint – was that 17% or 0.17% new oak?!

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

South Australia

Home to the oldest vines in the country, and no less than 18 wine growing regions, South Australia accounts for almost 50% of Australia’s wine production. The Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Coonawarra are well known for their world class reds, with Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and Eden Valley praised for their exceptional Chardonnay and Riesling.

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.

The Penfolds Team

The Penfolds Team

Key to the success of Penfolds has been a lineage of visionary winemakers. There have only ever been four Chief Winemakers at the helm of Penfolds – Max Schubert, Don Ditter, John Duval and Peter Gago, each a custodian of a rich winemaking tradition that goes back for more than 170 years.

Our current Penfolds winemaking team has more than 100 years between them as Penfolds winemakers. They are constantly refining and improving their work, whilst honouring the winemaking techniques of their predecessors.