72% Shiraz, 16% Grenache and 12% Mataro with 12 months in seasoned French and American oak hogsheads.
"Very dark crimson. Rich and warm. Sun-warmed elderberry with that burnished metal of Aglianico of the nose. Firm and light tannins. Finishes a bit suddenly. Not that harmonious." 16/20 Jancis Robinson
"The 2016 Bin 138 Shiraz-Grenache-Mataro is heavily tilted toward Shiraz (72%), with 16% Grenache and 12% Mataro, aged in older French and American hogsheads. Black olive, raspberry and herbal notes all come together smoothly on the medium to full-bodied palate, framed by supple tannins and bright acidity on the lingering finish." 91/100 Joe Czerwinski The Wine Advocate
Bin 138 draws its inspiration from the wines of Southern Rhône, where Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro (Mourvèdre) are blended in varying proportions to create full-bodied wines possessing rich and heady perfume. Each year fruit for Bin 138 is sourced from old Barossa Valley vines (some more than 100 years old) and then matured for 12 to 15 months in seasoned oak hogsheads to allow the different varietals to shine through. Bin 138 is defined by its distinctive plum, raspberry pastille and underlying spicy notes. The first vintage release of this varietal blend was the 1992, labelled ‘Old Vine Barossa Valley’ – it was then elevated to Bin status for the 1998 vintage.