Loire Valley Reds
Pinot Gris / Grigio / Blanc
Gamay / Beaujolais
Syrah / Shiraz
Rhone varietals / Rhone
Oregon & Washington
Amarone / Valpolicella
Italian Red - Other
Sangiovese / Tuscany
Chile & Argentina
Champagne & Sparkling Wine
Dessert Wine & Port
2013 Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
OVERVIEW: Decades of investment in new vineyards across the best wine regions of South Australia afforded the Penfolds
winemaking team the opportunity to craft a new wine, designated Bin 9. The first vintage was made at the
Penfolds Nuriootpa winery in 2012. Adherent to Penfolds multi-regional philosophy, Bin 9 is sourced from
vineyards across South Australia with a significant portion sourced from the ancient soils of McLaren Vale.
Grapes were carefully selected on merit to suit this contemporary expression of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Bin 9 can be enjoyed in the full flush of youth or cellared for the medium-term. A hallmark of the Bin wines is
their ability to gain something extra with the passage of time. Further bottle maturation of this Bin 9 Cabernet
Sauvignon will yield layers of complexity that are for now hiding behind brooding, youthful fruit and subtle oak.
GRAPE VARIETY: Cabernet Sauvignon
VINEYARD REGION: McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Wrattonbully, Barossa, Padthaway, Barossa Valley and Coonawarra
WINE ANALYSIS; Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.5 g/L, pH: 3.59
MATURATION: 12 months in French (12% new) and American oak (14% new) hogsheads
CONDITIONS: Winter rainfall was lower than the long-term average for most parts of South Australia. Variable conditions continued through the period from October to December, merging to a mild summer, with a few short periods of heat. The mild daytime temperatures and cool evenings across most of the ripening period, allowed for impressive flavor development, without inflated baumés. Balanced canopies matched fruit load, providing even yet not too speedy ripening. Warm dry conditions continued throughout harvest with fruit picked in optimal condition. Smaller berry and bunch sizes were noticeable in most regions and this, coupled with favorable weather conditions, saw great results for some quality markers – color, tannin profile, fruit concentration and flavor depth.
COLOR: Good depth with a dark core and crimson edges
NOSE: Dark fruits including blackcurrant. Savoury green olive and roasted red peppers. Tomato leaf and oregano. Mixed spice, cedar and rosewood notes derived from oak.
PALATE; Tightly structured and focused. Roasted meats, cured meats and spicy chorizo. Grainy and savory tannin profile. Structured by classy French and American oak. Decanting will bring out more expressive notes.
PEAK DRINKING: Now – 2025
LAST TASTED: December 2013
List Price: $26.00
Not in Store: Available in 5 - 7 daysadd to cart continue shopping
Customers who bought this also bought:
- 2013 Bela Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley - Only 6 barrels produced all French oak, 1/3 new, dark currant berry fruit, cassis, with fresh plowed earth, dark mocha, pepper ...
- 2013 Chateau De Pierreux Brouilly - A selection and only done in great vintages all destemmeed a longer maceration than the normal cuvee aged in large oak for 13-1...
- 2013 Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills - This bold Cabernet opens with flavors of black cherries and blackberries with a touch of currants and vanilla, complemented by ...
- 2013 La Crema Chardonnay Los Carneros - Around 4000 cases of this appellation series wine, a very focused bouquet, light vanilla bean spice, lemon citrus zest, very br...
- 2013 Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon Napa - A good amount of earth here with dark tobacco spice, dark currants and bittersweet chocolate notes on the nose. A nice amount ...
Your shopping cart is empty!
Wine Watch Events
Ramey Wine Tasting with Special Guest George Staikos
Thu, Jul 26, 2018
"Woke up this morning with a wine glass in my hand, whose wine? what wine? where the hell did I dine!" Do You Fe...
Penfolds Grange Collectors tasting with Special Guest Global Ambassador Ewan Proctor
Fri, Jul 27, 2018
"It wasn't always like this. Before Paris, people didn't drink our wine. I mean, my friends did. But you could hardly c...
Wine Bar Open for Regular Service
Sat, Jul 28, 2018
Stay Tuned for this weeks menu!
A study in Riesling Wine Tasting featuring JJ Prum and friends
Sat, Jul 28, 2018
A few of the wines included in this tasting. 2016 JJ Prum Riesling Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett Price: $31.50 You...
Charles Krug Wine Tasting with Special Guest Peter Mondavi Jr. at Wine Watch
Tue, Aug 7, 2018
Charles Krug Tasting at WWWB Tuesday, August 7th 2018 Menu 2017 Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc St. Helena N...
Christom Winery Tasting at WWWB
Thu, Aug 9, 2018
Stay tuned for more info about this event featuring one of the brightest stars of the Willamette Valley.
Oregon Wine Tasting featuring Kelly Fox and friends
Fri, Aug 10, 2018
kelley fox ahurani 2016 kelley fox maresh vyd. 2016 kelley fox momtazi vyd. 2015 kelley ...
Wine Bar is Open for Regular Service
Sat, Aug 11, 2018
Stay tuned for this weeks menu
Qupe wine tasting with Special Guest Bob Lindquist
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Stay tuned for more details about this event featuring one of the founding fathers of the Rhone movement in Southern Cali...
Paul Hobbs Vina Cobos Bramare Ultra Argentina tasting
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Stay Tuned for some of the best wines from Argentina this tasting will feature new releases and a few older vintages from...