Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2004 (1500ml)

Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2004 (1500ml)

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Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale & Others, South Australia, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Shiraz

Closure: Cork

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Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2004 (1500ml)

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Producer: Penfolds

Country: Australia

Region: Multi Regional SA

Vintage: 2004

Critic Score: 94

Alcohol: 14.5%

Size: 1500 ml

Drink by: 2050

This is a spectacular wine which is maturing but still has plenty of powerful fruit - Frankly Wines

Penfolds Rewards of Patience tasting panel 2021 - 5/5 rating

Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz is the archetypal 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.

"Very robust, fresh and lively all round. Tight, refined texture, lovely flavour and style, balanced and very long. Spices and red fruits."  Huon Hooke

The 2004 Bin 28 Kalimna was sourced from vineyards in the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Padthaway . The wine was matured for 12 months in a combination of one, two-year-old and older American oak.

"Medium deep red. Nose: Very fresh, vibrant wine with red cherry, aniseed, plummy aromas with some nutmeg, spicy, mint notes. Palate: Generous chocolaty, blackberry, red cherry flavours and slinky, dry tannins. Finishes long and bittersweet. A very well-balanced wine that should improve with further ageing."  Penfolds Rewards of Patience, Sixth edition, 2008.

"Vintage Conditions: Above average winter rainfall led into a promising vintage, which was characterised by mild conditions up until February, followed by hot weather conditions throughout March and April. South Australia fared well and produced wines of elegance and intensity."  Penfolds

Expert reviews

"Still holding with attractive dark chocolate, dark berry and herb characters and richness of flavour."  Penfolds Rewards of Patience tasting panel 2021 - 5/5 rating

"Good color quite deep. Very robust, fresh and lively all round. Attractive fruit-driven aromas; raw nuts and nutmeg/spice; stylish, fresh and clean. Tight, refined texture, lovely flavour and style, balanced and very long. Spices and red fruits. Drink now to 20 years. Drink 2011-2030."  Huon Hooke, The Real Review - 94 points 

"Kalimna has always been a favourite of mine. I even persist in calling it Kalimna (R) which is now apparently a trademark! Now that it comes with a stylish embossed screwcap the urge to buy and cellar is even stronger. That being said the last vintage I stashed away was the 1998. Aromas of blackberry, raspberry, plum, chocolate, meat and light pencilly vanilla oak. Fairly charry on opening. On the palate rich and slightly cakey with blackberry, plum, chocolate and meaty spicy vanilla oak. No shortage of flavour. It feels soft and supple but the luxurious quality of the fruit masks plenty of ripe dry chewy tannins. Finishes with chocolate and plum flavours. A very good, but perhaps not great Kalimna. Drink:2007-2018+."  Gary Walsh, The Wine Front - 92 points

"The nose is full of fresh black fruit with a twist of spice, plus a slightly meaty edge.  This follows through to the palate which shows blackberries and blueberries, lots of meat and black olive notes (umami heaven!) – though the fruit is still fresh rather than stewed or dried.  There are still vanilla echoes from the American oak, though they are very much in the background rather than being dominant.  There's a little fine tannin remaining on the finish, but this adds to the savoury side rather than grippy. This is a spectacular wine which is maturing but still has plenty of powerful fruit and could easily have lasted another five years."  Frankly Wines (Tasted Sep 2017)


Penfolds Rewards of Patience tasting panel 2021 - 5/5 rating

After the success of early sherries and fortified wines, founders Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold planted the vine cuttings they had carried on their voyage over to Australia. In 1844 the fledging vineyard was officially established as the Penfolds wine company at Magill Estate.

As the company grew, so too did Dr Penfold's medical reputation, leaving much of the running of the winery to Mary Penfold. Early forays into Clarets and Rieslings proved increasingly popular, and on Christopher's death in 1870, Mary assumed total responsibility for the winery. Mary's reign at the helm of Penfolds saw years of determination and endeavour.

By the time Mary Penfold retired in 1884 (ceding management to her daughter, Georgina) Penfolds was producing 1/3 of all South Australia's wine. She'd set an agenda that continues today, experimenting with new methods in wine production. By Mary's death in 1896, the Penfolds legacy was well on its way to fruition. By 1907, Penfolds had become South Australia's largest winery.

In 1948, history was made again as Max Schubert became the company's first Chief Winemaker. A loyal company man and true innovator, Schubert would propel Penfolds onto the global stage with his experimentation of long-lasting wines - the creation of Penfolds Grange in the 1950s.

In 1959 (while Schubert was perfecting his Grange experiment in secret), the tradition of ‘bin wines' began. The first, a Shiraz wine with the grapes of the company's own Barossa Valley vineyards was simply named after the storage area of the cellars where it is aged. And so Kalimna Bin 28 becomes the first official Penfolds Bin number wine.

In 1960, the Penfolds board instructed Max Schubert to officially re-start production on Grange. His determination and the quality of the aged wine had won them over.

Soon, the medals began flowing and Grange quickly became one of the most revered wines around the world. In 1988 Schubert was named Decanter Magazine's Man of the Year, and on the 50th anniversary of its birth, Penfolds Grange was given a heritage listing in South Australia.

Despite great success, Penfolds never rests on its laurels. In 2012 Penfolds released its most innovative project to date - 12 handcrafted ampoules of the rare 2004 Kalimna Block Cabernet Sauvignon.

Two years later, Penfolds celebrated the 170th anniversary – having just picked up a perfect score of 100 for the 2008 Grange in two of the world's most influential wine magazines. Today, Penfolds continues to hold dear the philosophies and legends – '1844 to evermore!'.

Wine region map of South Australia

South Australia

South Australian is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. It is home to more than 900 wineries across 18 wine regions. The regions are Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Plains, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Currency Creek, Eden Valley, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Mount Benson, Mount Gambier, Padthaway, Riverland, Robe, Southern Fleurieu, Southern Flinders Ranges and Wrattonbully.

Many of the well-known names in the South Australian wine industry established their first vineyards in the late 1830s and early 1840s. The first vines in McLaren Vale were planted at Reynella in 1839 and Penfold's established Magill Estate on the outskirts of Adelaide in 1844.

South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the State to be able to produce a range of grape varieties - from cool climate Riesling in the Clare and Eden Vallies to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Two of Australia's best-known wines, Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace, are produced here. There is much to discover in South Australia for the wine lover.