2016 Penfolds Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz
Unlike the Kalimna Shiraz, which is a multiregional blend, the 2016 Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz comes from that specific subregion of the Barossa Valley. It's a clear step up and a lovely wine, with bold berry fruit flavors framed by cedar and vanilla. It's full-bodied and plush, with that generous Barossa Valley character married to the dense Penfolds house style.
Joe Czerwinski – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
Matured for 12 months in American (25% new) and French (7% new) hogsheads and puncheons. Inky purple-crimson hue; lives up to the expectations year in, year out. American oak suits the style down to the ground viewed against the broad church of Penfolds red wines. The tannins are soft and integrated, allowing the palate to break free for an instant or two.
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion