Penfolds Bin 28 is a showcase for 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, multivineyard blend, with the Barossa Valley always well represented, providing a substantial proportion of the fruit for this vintage.
“A courageous follow-on to the stellar 50th 2008 release… No apologies—typical Bin 28 with its trademark early or later drinking option of choice.”“Decanting mandatory—to unleash and open up what lurks beneath this tightly-coiled marquee.” Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Full purple-crimson; rich, textured and full-bodied, with plum, blackberry and vanilla threaded throughout the multilayered palate, with its hallmark soft tannins. Rating 94 - Drink by 2029 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Dense core, purple rim.
Red fruits, and only a skerrick of detectable oak. At first—wafts of a ‘deconstructed’ sweet mince tart—dates, prunes… Later—higher notes of brulée/bread and butter pudding, cinnamon. Throughout—a staggered scented release of musk, bay-leaf and tobacco. Quite the aromatic chromatogram!
Raspberry, and black fruits abound. Chocolate, black licorice… and surprisingly nuances of (cold) oyster sauce. Sleek tannins, belying the wine’s textural plushness. Well-integrated, seasoned oak.Balanced.
Now to 2020.
Char-Grilled Black Angus beef fillet with fondant potatoes, French beans, sautéed baby carrots and truffle jus.