Penfolds Bin 23 Pinot Noir 2018 750ml
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 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.
When to drink
Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Drinking window now - 2030.
Immediately an assertion of strawberry cream/framboise ‘varietal correctness’!
An enchanting and transcendent fraises des bois subtle herbaceousness arouses further interest and endearment.
A hint of fresh tobacco, sage... and red currant pastille fruits.
Spicy oak is evident, yet respectful.
Exotic berried-yoghurt and strawberry-yoghurt cake flavours offer immediate enticement. Tasmanian grape sourcing may help to explain this Pinot Noir’s minerality, graphite edge. Ditto the fine acidity, tannins and red fruits.