Penfolds Bin 28 is a showcase for warm-climate Australian shiraz - ripe, robust and generously flavoured without reliance on new oak or excessive alcohol. First made in 1962, 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 that shows very clear, ripe fruit definition when young, with plenty of concentration and fruit sweetness, and minimal oak influence.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Big, sturdy, archetypal Penfolds red; masses of black fruits and strong but balanced tannins in support; simply needs time. Barossa Valley/Clare Valley/McLaren Vale. Rating 90 - Drink by 2015 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2006)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep brick red.
Generous, warm climate Shiraz is immediately apparent - mirrored by rich Christmas pudding, plum and cherry aromas. Spice and demi-glace secondary notes add to the aromatic interest. Flashes of liquorice, white chocolate and cinnamon arise with a swirl.
Medium-bodied and mouth filling, plummy, berried fruits mesh with dark chocolate, mocha and spice notes. The 2003 Bin 28 is true to its fleshy, well structured style with ripe tannins and balanced acidity. It is an early drinking vintage that should be opened after the 2000 but before its 2001 and 2002 siblings.