Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Mataro Cork 2014 澳洲奔富紅酒設拉子瑪塔羅木塞
“One of the more substantial Bin 2’s – rich yet approachable. Food? But of course.”
“A Penfolds Bin with a textural and flavour point of difference. Still intact in bottle a day or two after opening.”
Bin 2 系列在1960 年開始生產，70 年代因白葡萄酒盛極一時而暫停釀造。儘管採用盛產於隆河谷的設拉子，卻享有&ldquo;澳大利亞勃艮第&rdquo;的雅號&mdash;&mdash; 酒體厚度中等，口感柔潤。 BIN 2 採用設拉子與瑪塔羅混釀，在澳大利亞餐酒當中，這是比較罕見的葡萄組合。瑪塔羅有多個名字，包括穆維多與莫納斯特雷爾。 19 世紀30 年代，瑪塔羅被引進澳大利亞培植，從此落地生根，廣泛種植於巴羅薩山谷，有時候用於葡萄酒釀造，以其混釀品質、複雜程度與緊緻口感而得到釀酒師的青睞。近年，隆河谷的傳統葡萄品種和混釀酒頗受歡迎，人們對BIN 2 的興趣也與之俱增。
Bin 2 was first released in 1960, yet was discontinued in Australia in the 1970s at the height of the white wine boom. The original Bin 2 was an &lsquo;Australian Burgundy&rsquo; style (despite its Rh&ocirc;ne varieties) &ndash; typically a soft, medium-bodied wine based on Shiraz. The Bin 2 blend of Shiraz and Mataro is still relatively uncommon in Australian table wines. Also known as Monastrell or Mourv&egrave;dre, Mataro was introduced to Australia in the 1830s. Sometimes used in fortified wine production, this grape is widely planted in the Barossa Valley. It is greatly valued by winemakers for its blending attributes, adding complexity and palate grip. Interest in Bin 2 has grown as the popularity of traditional Rh&ocirc;ne varieties and blends continues to flourish.