First released in 1960, Bin 2 was temporarily discontinued in Australia at the height of the white wine boom in the 1970s.
The original Bin 2 was an "Australian Burgundy" style (albeit with Rhône varieties) - usually a soft, medium-bodied wine based on Shiraz.
Bin 2 blends of Shiraz and Mataro are still relatively uncommon in Australian table wines.
Also known as monastrell or mourvèdre, mataro was introduced to Australia in the 1830s. This grape is often used in fortified wine production and is widely planted in the Barossa Valley.
It is prized by winemakers for its blending properties, added complexity and palate grip. With the popularity of traditional Rhône varieties and blends, interest in Bin 2 has grown.
Medium physique. Summer fruit pudding swirls with red currant pralines. Identification of variety ID by green Sicilian olives, plum fruit and spices. Fine tannins, hidden oak.