Appellation: Multi-district blend, South Australia/Victoria, including Barossa Valley (SA), Clare Valley (SA), McLaren Vale (SA) and Langhorne Creek (SA)
The Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro is bright, ruby-red in colour. A nose of red curry paste, cardamom and fresh lime leaf. Pomegranate and cranberry fruits immediately apparent, with no oak to speak of ... Mourvèdre doing its best to propel background complexed savoury notes. It succeeds. Lively. Youthful. Medium-bodied. Red-curranted fruits, dried paw-paw. Some paprika spice (Shiraz) and chorizo, savoury(Mataro) complexities. Good grip – raspy youthful tannins, with oak not really a part of the equation.