Bin 2 was first released in 1960, yet was temporarily discontinued in Australia in the 1970s at the height of the white wine boom. The original Bin 2 was an ‘Australian Burgundy’ style (despite its Rhone varieties) – 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 mourvedre, mataro was introduced to Australia in the 1830s. Often used in fortified wine production, this grape is widely planted in the Barossa Valley. It is valued by winemakers for its blending attributes, adding complexity and palate grip. Interest in Bin 2 has grown as the popularity of traditional Rhone varieties and blends continues to flourish.
Color: Deep Red
Nose: Once poured, a lively, unmistakable ‘Bin 2' nose immediately projected. Inviting. Alongside red wine familial are scents of fresh mettwurst and venison carpaccio. Also detected lightly seared or tartare beef. Indian spices and also mustard seed arise. Possibly a skerrick of rosemary and pepper.
Palate: Medium-bodied. Succulent, juicy, fresh. Oak in hiding? Above an alluring savoury base are disparate flavours of quince tart and sticky date pudding. Very drinkable. An almost European disposition – relaxed, inviting. Beckons food, implores replenishment.
Market price: HKD $200.00
Save: HKD $30.00(15%)
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