Shiraz South Australia
A long and illustrious history, boasts one of the very first Penfold Bin wines. The successful styling commands universal appeal due to the intense definition of fruit, a ripe, fleshy palate structure and great generousity of flavour. Bin 28 enjoys a reputation as an immensely satisfying, early drinking Shiraz, though not for the faint of heart. It is also highly valued by collectors for its ability to mature gracefully whilst offering potential for appreciation on the secondary market. Bin 28 has twice claimed Red Wine of Year at the prestigious London International Wine Challenge.
Bin 28 Kalimna sits highly within the hierarchy of Penfolds, it has grown to become an Australian classic. First made in 1959, Bin 28 is named after the famous Barossa Valley Kalimna Vineyard acquired by Penfolds in 1945 Just like Bin 28s of yore, punching well above its weight, Bin 28 is a multi region, multi vineyard blend with components this year from Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale. Grapes are only harvested at optimum maturity to excellent flavour profiles and fine tannin structures, then treated to inoculation and vinification in tanks with wooden header boards. Bin 28 was matured twelve months in seasoned American oak hogsheads, a minor component in larger format oak.
Dense core, purple rim. Red fruits and only a sceric of detectable oak. At first, wafts of a deconstructed sweet mince tart, dates, prunes. Later, higher notes of brulee/ bread and butter pudding, cinnamon. Quite the aromatic chromatogram. Raspberry and black fruits abound. Chocolate, black licorice and surprisingly nuances of cold oyster sauce. Sleek tannins, belying the wine's textural plushness. Well integrated, balanced, seasoned oak.