Penfolds Grange Shiraz 2009 (1x750ml), SA.

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Overview

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.

“Accessibility is the key. Lock up the 2010. Pour the 2011.”

“Finessing bottling dates and oak regimen has paid dividends.”

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Fine tannin texture and lively, cool season acidity define a firm, well structured and slightly astringent Bin 28. The flavour profile carries a developed, savoury air of game meat, pan juices, dried herbs and spice, suggesting a vintage for short to medium-term consumption. Matured for 12 months in used American oak. Rating 91 - Drink by 2021 - TS, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2014)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep red

Aroma

Savoury notes quickly hit the radar – gravy/pan-juices, vegemite/soy. Fruits emit quickly thereafter –boysenberry/mulberry, quince paste. Wafts of cocoa powder and a hint of vanillin entwine playfully beneath.

Tanned (fresh) leather cautiously follows...

Palate

Medium-bodied. Balanced. Elegantly proportioned, yet with a firm underpinning. A familial trio of a dark-berried compote, boiled fruitcake mixture and fine chocolate powder – to the varietal tune of Shiraz. ‘Binding’ tannins add to length, reinforcing the extract/character/body of the wine.

Peak Drinking

Now – 2025

Medals & Trophies

NSW Show - Gold medal - 1999

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
15%

Winery Profile

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Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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