Penfolds `Bin 28 Kalimna` Shiraz 2001 (1 x 750mL), SA.

An expansive continuum of seductively complex flavours, alluringly wrapped around a firm, but rounded, ripe, tannic structure.

Overview

An expansive continuum of seductively complex flavours, alluringly wrapped around a firm, but rounded, ripe, tannic structure.

State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Wine Background

Penfolds Bin 28 is a showcase for warm-climate Australian Shiraz - ripe, robust and generously flavoured. 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, with the Barossa Valley always well represented.

Colour

Deep dark crimson with an imposing purple core.

Aroma

An amalgam of mulberry and liquorice with fig, cold meats and white chocolate all adding to the wine’s overall complexity, even in youth. A generous Shiraz fruit lift, with evocative Christmas cake spices, dried fruits and barely perceptible oak beneath.

Palate

An expansive continuum of seductively complex flavours, alluringly wrapped around a firm, but rounded, ripe, tannic structure. Dark berry and cherry fruits with liquorice and cocoa notes are evident throughout, with a wonderfully balanced and softly rounded tannic finish - all adding up to an archetypal expression of the Bin 28 wine style. Years of cellaring potential, yet drinking very well now.

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