Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2021
Bin 28 offers a showcase of warm climate Australian shiraz – ripe, robust and generously flavoured. First made in 1959, Bin 28 was originally named after the famous Barossa Valley Kalimna vineyard purchased by Penfolds in 1945 and from which the wine was originally sourced. Today, Bin 28 is a multi-region, multi-vineyard blend, with the Barossa Valley always well represented.
GRAPE VARIETY Shiraz
COLOUR Black core, garnet rim
NOSE A classic Penfolds aromatic profile, an exemplar of House Style. Very generous and lifted aromatics. Sweet and savoury notes compete for attention. Interestingly, the savoury characters narrowly win the arm wrestle. A fascinating concoction of umami notes: roast meat pan-scrapings, dark soy sauce, sopressa salami. Chinese char sui pork and five spiced quail. Dried herbs: rosemary/oregano. There is an abundance of dark, brooding shiraz fruit with ripe plumbs and blackberries to the fore. Floral notes of potpourri and violets provide lift. Dry fermented black tea, ground allspice and toasted ajwain seeds provide an exotic allure.
PALATE As advertised! Full-bodied, rich and generous. Lovely mocha, chocolate, espresso flavours. The confectioner provides black jellybean, licorice, chocolate truffles and rum and raisin. Very generous fruits fill an ample, plush mid-palate. A trip to the German cake shop: black forest cake, strudel, crème anglaise. Toasted fennel seeds and fresh tarragon. The acidity is juicy and energetic. Bold, attentive, structural graphite-like tannins hold the package together. The oak is completely absorbed, allowing the fruit to shine. The finish is long and fine, with a taught shale, mineral-like impression that lingers forever.
PEAK DRINKING Now – 2050
LAST TASTED April 2023