Allocation release. Extremely limited

98 Points - Andrew Caillard MW
96 Points - Nick Stock,
96 Points - Ken Gargett, The World of Fine Wine
96 Points - Erin Larkin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Bin 150 has always been a dense, concentrated and muscley wine. Then imagine the overlay of a warm and dry vintage. Second string of warm, dry vintages. Yields were drastically down, up to 70% in some places. The power of the reds are a force to be reckoned with. So here a savory, spicy tannin, with oak supporting from the back. Notes of dark blackberry, blood plums, Clove tobacco, pink peppercorns and saturated fruit. Theres a side of deli meat in there too. If you can put aside the density and weight of the wine, which is very impressive! The fruit is very pure and beautiful. 2020 may have been responsible for brooding and concentrated wines, but I have found much to love in this year. This included. Sensational"

Commercial description

"Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz is a sub-regional expression that is unmistakably Penfolds in character. Conceived from the ancient soils of Marananga, which lie very close to the centre of the Barossa Valley floor – slightly to the North-West, where warm dry conditions and rich red soil provide the backbone to some of the region’s best-known wines. 

NOSE Our Marananga vineyards lie in the heart of the Barossa Valley, typifying everything we love about Barossa shiraz. Such complexity! So many layers to unfurl. A distinctive ferric nose denotes the ancient Marananga ironstone, hundreds of millions of years old. Also derived from this geology, dusty graphite powder and whetstone, asphalt/hydrocarbon. A walk-through Chinatown... roast duck with plum sauce, Hoisin BBQ pork ribs. Notes of exotic spice, star anis, cardamom, pimento, acknowledging French puncheon influence.
PALATE As we have come to anticipate, satsuma plums and boysenberries provide a varietal/regional signature. Grippy, ripe and rich tannins anchor a tightly structured frame. Freshly sawn oak. Rye sourdough crust – still hot out of the oven. Toasted pumpkin seeds on grilled haloumi. Sarsaparilla, black cardamom pods and ethereal nutmeg spice."

PEAK DRINKING 2025 – 2040

MATURATION 12 months in American (24% new) and French oak (23% new) hogsheads and puncheons






Marananga Barossa




Big, gutsy reds


Peter Gago





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