Penfolds Bin 23 Pinot Noir 2021
We leave the mainland now for an exploration of cool-climate Tasmania and what that can bring to the pinot noir variety, a lovely counterpoint to the shiraz-dominated Penfolds collection. It’s a bit tricky to nail down the exact district/s this wine comes from, though there are clues to it being just south-east of Launceston. No mystery to its variety however, as it’s clearly pinot from a set of red fruit and blue floral aromatic notes. Smash strawberry, raspberry and violet petals together and you get the drift, while some earth and gravels add a terroir grounding. A wine with lively acidity and balanced structures, full of energy and a genuine varietal/source intrigue that pinot noir offers when at its best.