Bin 28 offers a showcase of warm-climate Australian Shiraz – ripe, robust and generously flavoured. First made in 1959, Bin 28 is 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.
“Accessibility is the key. Lock up the 2010. Pour the 2011.”
“Finessing bottling dates and oak regimen has paid dividends.”
Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Fine tannin texture and lively, cool season acidity define a firm, well structured and slightly astringent Bin 28. The flavour profile carries a developed, savoury air of game meat, pan juices, dried herbs and spice, suggesting a vintage for short to medium-term consumption. Matured for 12 months in used American oak. Rating 91 - Drink by 2021 - TS, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2014)
Deep garnet-purple in color and possessing a great aromatic core of blackberries and black plums with nuances of cedar, aniseed, damp earth and charcoal, the medium to full-bodied 2011 Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz has a solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and refreshing acid cutting through the muscular berry and earth flavors before finishing with good persistence. 3,800 bottles were made. Drink it 2014 to 2020+. Rating 90+ Drink: 2014 - 2020 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com (FEB/2014)
Winery Tasting Notes
Savoury notes quickly hit the radar – gravy/pan-juices, vegemite/soy. Fruits emit quickly thereafter –boysenberry/mulberry, quince paste. Wafts of cocoa powder and a hint of vanillin entwine playfully beneath.
Tanned (fresh) leather cautiously follows...
Medium-bodied. Balanced. Elegantly proportioned, yet with a firm underpinning. A familial trio of a dark-berried compote, boiled fruitcake mixture and fine chocolate powder – to the varietal tune of Shiraz. ‘Binding’ tannins add to length, reinforcing the extract/character/body of the wine.
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