Penfolds Kalimna® Bin 28 Shiraz 2018

Kalimna® 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, Kalimna® Bin 28 is a multi-region, multi-vineyard blend, with the Barossa Valley always well represented.

Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking 2022 – 2038.  

Colour
Deep dark cherry-red

Nose
Initially, plummy fruits meshed with sweet spices (predominantly cinnamon), almond.
And then a pause to imbibe the aromatic atmospherics of a patisserie:
Crème anglaise, cannoli with vanilla custard ... and classic bourbon vanilla at that!
A croquembouche’s (profiterole) hazelnut brittle.
Grated chocolate – both white and dark.
Fresh, awakening.


Palate
Medium-bodied.
Raspberry/chocolate flavours with a sprinkling of spice and cola.
Symptoms:  Fleshy, and an almost glycerolic texture; bulbous/expansive palate profile.
Diagnosis:  Tannins – integrated/embedded – supportive, not standing apart.
Oak – no obtrusive flavours to speak of ... yet all the benefits of a calm maturation is seasoned hogsheads.
Acidity – in tune with the wine’s weight and structure.
Cure:  Rest in bottle for a year or two. Needs time.

Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, Fleurieu, Robe, Mt Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek.

Maturation: 12 months in seasoned American oak hogsheads

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.7 g/L, pH: 3.62

Variety: Shiraz.

Size: 750ml

Please note, the bottle is available as a screw cap closure only.


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