Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2018
"A strong vintage for warmer-climate shiraz...impressively layered flavors that run the same broad spectrum as seen on the nose and the tannins are so well groomed and run very, very long." James Suckling
|Grape Blend||Shiraz 100%|
Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2018 is a prime example of a warm climate Australian shiraz – ripe, robust and generous. This fine red wine is a multi-regional blend, using grapes from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Padthaway. The 2018 vintage was aged for 12 months in seasoned American hogshead barrels, and was purchased in its original cases.
Kalimna Bin 28 was first made back in 1959, and is named after the famous Barossa Valley Kalimna vineyard, which was bought by Penfolds in 1945 and from which the wine was originally sourced.
The origins of the Penfolds estate are set firmly in the medical sphere, and its reputation built up over the course of the 19th century based on the production of wines which were prescribed to patients by Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold who had settled in South Australia in 1844.
"A strong vintage for warmer-climate shiraz and this wine is certainly reaping the benefits. The nose has such eclectic fruit aromas that run a full spectrum, from the lighter spiced red-fruit aromas to red plums, through blue fruit to darker blackberries and plums. The palate has impressively layered flavors that run the same broad spectrum as seen on the nose and the tannins are so well groomed and run very, very long. Holds fruit flavor deep." James Suckling
"While named for a Barossa vineyard/locale, the 2018 Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz, like other recent vintages, is blended from various South Australian GIs. With its rich, dark-berried fruit accented with vanilla, it does a more-than-credible job re-creating that northern Barossan idiom. It's full-bodied, concentrated and plush without going over the top, finishing long and velvety. While it may not have single-vineyard snob appeal, it's a delicious wine for drinking over the next decade and a relative value." robertparker.com