Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2012 CONFIRM 2012 VINTAGE

Shiraz South Australia
Bin 28 is back! Not that it ever went away, just in case anyone was wondering, but it's always worth a wait. Kalimna 28 is a showcase for warm climate Australian Shiraz, ripe, robust and generously flavoured, rich and cakey, without reliance on new oak or any excessive alcohol. Barossa Valley provides a substantial proportion of fruit, it is also home of the eminent Kalimna Vineyard, whence Bin 28 acquires its moniker. An enduring ambassador of the timeless and profound Australian Shiraz style, showing all elements in complete resonance.
A pure Shiraz, multi vineyard, poly-district blend, with a long history of memorable releases. Introduced as one of the first Penfolds Bin wines, Kalimna 28 has become an Australian classic. Indeed this style enjoys universal appeal because of its intensity, definition and fruit, ripe fleshy palate structure and generosity of flavour. A selection of grapes is picked off healthy vines, yielding the requisite quality of fruit, showing optimal flavour, typicity and vibrancy, grown to superior vineyards in Wrattonbully and McLaren Vale, Upper Adelaide and Barossa, Padthaway and Langhorne Creek. Following vinification and asssemblage, Bin 28 is treated to thirteen months in a selection of prior use American oak hogsheads. Alcohol 14.5%
Dense plum red. Currant and glacéed fruit, cherries, almonds and musk. Even and balanced across the palate, freshness and juiciness over soft supportive tannins, mousse textured, milk chocolate/cannoli custard flavours, chocolate milkshake sans malt. Berried fruits, assorted spices, positively, intriguingly. Understated, an elegant expression of Bin 28, yet with stature, the complete armament of Bin 28 DNA.
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