2014 New Release
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.
"The complete package – imminently drinkable – this blend showcases the 2012 South Australian harvest very well indeed.”
“Understated, and upon first inspection, a relatively elegant expression of Bin 28…yet with stature, and the complete armament of Bin 28 DNA.”
Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
In the style of the stonking 2010 Bin 28, though without the same gloss and polish, this is a wine layered with black fruits of all kinds, mixed spice and liquorice, even a note of pot pourri. It has density and presence, yet agility and poise, thanks to layers of firm, powdery tannins, well balanced acidity and excellent persistence. Slightly woolly tannin structure detracts a little at this exceedingly youthful stage, but we’re not used to seeing Bin 28 so early, so give it time. This year, a blend of McLaren Vale, Wrattonbully, Langhorne Creek, Barossa Valley, Padthaway and Upper Adelaide. Rating 93 - Drink 2022 - 2032, Tyson Stelzer, tysonstelzer.com
Shiraz grown in the McLaren Vale, Wrattonbully, Langhorne Creek, Barossa, Padthaway, and Upper Adelaide regions. It spends 13 months in seasoned American oak hogsheads.’Go to’ red of so many Aussie red wine lovers. Sweet, porty introduction. Full attack of flavour. Plum, bitumen, clove, hay and chocolate-on-toast. Excellent integration. Alcohol warmth shows. Heady. Generous. Controlled grunt. Has the stuffing to see it perform well in the cellar but there’s not a lot to suggest that it will ever exhibit a lot of charm. Good but not great example of a solid, reliable red. I’ve set the drinking window out a bit but this can easily be consumed and enjoyed young.Rating 92 - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front (OCT/2014)
Rating 91 Wine Spectator Magazine
Winery Tasting Notes
Dense plum red
Red-curranted varietal primary fruits sitting alongside glacéed fruits…cherry, almond, musk. Nuances of tanned leather, aniseed, cooked rhubarb coalesce yet still exude their own aromatic contribution. Earthy, organic Shiraz - pan scrapings, game meat jus, marrow reduction. Honest, true to style.
Even and balanced across palate. Freshness, juiciness with softened supportive tannins … almost a mousse-like (lightened) texture. Milk chocolate/cannoli custard flavours, chocolate milkshake sans malt. Berried fruits, assorted spices. Palate altogether different to that earlier suggested on nose…positively, intriguingly.
Now – 2032