Here is a Barossa duet that’s music to our ears. Enjoy six bottles of 2007 Barossa Old Vine Company Shiraz, and you’ll receive one bonus bottle of 2017 Penfolds Bin 150 Shiraz. Barossa Old Vine’s classical expression meets the contemporary character of Bin 150. The only question is whether to cellar or to savour.
Barossa Old Vine Company Shiraz is made in the classical style. From vines that are over a century old, it is made by Langmeil’s Paul Lindner, and it’s all dark fruit, smooth chocolate, and spice with persistent length and drive.
Penfolds Bin 150 is a compelling counterpart to its pack-mate. From Marananga’s rich, established soils comes a Shiraz in the more elegant style. It’s rich, it’s long, but it also has verve and complexity thanks to its mix of oak (French and American, new and old) and youthfulness.
With your six-pack of 2007 Barossa Old Vine Company Shiraz, not only is the Penfolds Bin 150 on us, but shipping too!
"Deep colour. Lovely dark chocolate, blackberry, mulberry aromas with light cinnamon, vanilla, roasted chestnut notes. Generous, saturated and inky with lovely deep-set blackberry, mulberry fruits, cinnamon ginger oak complexity, fine loose knit ripe lacy textures, some meaty notes and integrated long acidity. Finishes grainy firm with plenty of blackberry ginger liquorice notes. A classical Barossa Shiraz with superb density, fruit definition and balanced oak. A reference vintage. Superb unforced wine showing all the hallmarks of the Penfolds house style and regional definition. My top pick of the 2019 collection."
99 Points, Andrew Caillard
"Very deep, dense, brooding red/purple colour, with a smoky char-oak and black fruit bouquet incorporating blackstrap licorice and sooty/earthy and blackberry notes. Cocoa powder and coal dust. The wine is very full-bodied but not as big a Bin 150 as usual. A more elegant style except that the tannins are quite chewy and robust, and the length is quite persistent."
95 Points, Huon Hooke
"Blackberry, black-cherry, tar and earthy aromas sway towards savory for now; the oak is securely embedded. The palate has a super rich, super luscious and typically long, powerful feel, which is the hallmark of this terroir. Even though the vintage played out in unexpected conditions, the end result is terrific. Drink or hold."
94 Points, Nick Stock
Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.