Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2017 (6 x 750mL), 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.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Crimson red, a shimmer of garnet on rim

Aroma

Exuberant aromatics.

At first, back to school – memories of black jelly beans, then a gentle spectral gradation to red liquorice and redcurrants.

Adhering to this colour theme, goji berry, wild raspberry and a red-fruited chutney.

A transient suggestion of sandalwood spices? Maybe

Palate

Well-balanced. Whirling black fruits and an oscillating shiraz disposition – Bin 28 by any other name, personality intact.

Flavours akin to a consommé of dried porcini mushrooms; structurally embedded with grainy/sandy tannins.

Additionally, tobacco, tobasco and tamarind noted ... okay to mention taut, tenacious?!

Exits with an almost negroni / Cynar bittersweet clean finish.

Very much looking forward to monitoring this 2017 Bin 28’s journey in bottle.

Peak Drinking

Peak drinking Now – 2030. Drinking well now, but will improve with time.

Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway.

Maturation: 12 months in seasoned American oak hogsheads.

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.5 g/L, pH: 3.58

Variety: Shiraz.

Medals & Trophies

96 Points - James Halliday

94 Points - Andrew Caillard MW

92 Points - Angus Hughson

Vintage
2017
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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