Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2008

Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2008

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Barossa, Langhorne Creek & McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Shiraz

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Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2008

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Producer: Penfolds

Country: Australia

Region: Multi Regional SA

Vintage: 2008

Critic Score: 94

Alcohol: 14.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2033

The most exuberant Bin 28 of the modern era. Sit back and watch the crowd gasp in astonishment - Tyson Stelzer

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.

"Lovely dense and deliciously fruity red with masses of sweet plum and raspberry plus a solid influence of chocolate/mocha. Big, flavorsome and beautifully balanced red that offers good value at this price."  Bob Campbell MW

The 2008 Bin 28 Kalimna was sourced from vineyards in the Barossa Valley, Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale. The wine was matured for 12 months in American oak hogsheads.

"Medium-deep crimson. Fresh dark cherry and mulberry aromas with roasted walnut notes. Generous supple and inky with deep-set ripe blackberry and mulberry fruits, supple chocolaty tannins, lovely mid-palate volume and integrated acidity. Finishes firm and long with gorgeous dark fruits and persistent tannin plume. Probably a mid-term cellaring prospect. Drink now to 2032.

Vintage Conditions: A welcome wet winter and a moderate, dry spring encouraged steady early season growth, setting up for a text-book harvest. Cool and dry conditions during the start of summer were described as perfect, conducive to excellent flavour, colour and phenolic development. A record 15 day heatwave, starting on the 3rd March created a major interruption, inducing a vintage of two distinct halves - a statement pertaining to the profound differences in quality of fruit picked before and after the heat spell."  Penfolds

Expert reviews

"Medium-deep crimson. Fresh dark cherry and mulberry aromas with roasted walnut notes. Generous supple and inky with deep-set ripe blackberry and mulberry fruits, supple chocolaty tannins, lovely mid-palate volume and integrated acidity. Finishes firm and long with gorgeous dark fruits and persistent tannin plume. Probably a mid-term cellaring prospect."  Penfolds Rewards of Patience tasting panel 2021 - 5/5 rating

"Strong purple-red; a full-bodied and rich Bin 28, awash with blackberry and plum fruit, fruitcake and mocha flavours, the tannins plentiful, but soft and ripe, the American oak dextrously handled as ever. Drink by 2033."  James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion - 94 points

"Buckle your harness, the biggest, most exuberant Bin 28 of the modern era is about to hurtle you straight through the sound barrier. Its sheer power of all manner of black fruits, integrated dark chocolate and liquorice is beautifully framed by a fine mesh of intricately textured tannins. Sit back and watch the crowd gasp in astonishment. Drink 2011-2020."  Tyson Stelzer -  94 points

"Lovely dense and deliciously fruity red with masses of sweet plum and raspberry plus a solid influence of chocolate/mocha. Big, flavorsome and beautifully balanced red that offers good value at this price."  Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review - 92 points 


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.