Penfolds `Bin 28` Kalimna Shiraz 1998 (3 x 750mL) SA.

A full-flavoured, classic Shiraz, which spends 12 months maturing in American oak to achieve a balance of subtle vanillin oak, ripe, spicy fruit and soft tannins.

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Overview

A full-flavoured, classic Shiraz, which spends 12 months maturing in American oak to achieve a balance of subtle vanillin oak, ripe, spicy fruit and soft tannins.

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Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright crimson red.

Aroma

Stewed, fleshy, dark and berry fruits - raspberry, plum and cherry. Elemental cocoa powder aroma at this stage, with dark chocolate, mocha and ground coffee about to unfold. Youthful.

Palate

Expansive and mouth-filling. Concentrated, with chewy ripe tannins and lingering sweet fruit. Flavours of pan forte -- warm spices, chocolate, dried fig and dates. A benchmark

Bin 28 with excellent medium to long-term cellaring prospects -- an impressive leap from the 1997.

Winery Background

Robust and generously flavoured, Penfolds Bin 28 is an unashamedly traditional, warm-climate, Australian shiraz - a showcase for the variety. With a pedigree dating back to 1962, Bin 28 is a classic Penfolds style developed under the late Max Schubert’s leadership.

The wine took its name from the famous Kalimna Vineyard, purchased by Penfolds in 1945. Today’s Bin 28 is a multi-district blend, with the Barossa Valley always represented. Shiraz takes centre stage, with oak in support. The best vintages have remarkable longevity for a wine in Bin 28’s price bracket.

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