Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2017

Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2017

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

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Shiraz

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Producer: Penfolds

Country: Australia

Region: Multi Regional SA

Vintage: 2017

Critic Score: 96

Alcohol: 14.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2040

Opulent dark fruit and a full-bodied, plush mouthfeel. It's a delicious Shiraz - Wine Advocate

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.

"The battle lines are there before you smell or taste the wine: Penfolds' black-fruited depth and power on the one hand, the elegant vintage stamp on the other. Its balance and structure are the guarantee of a very long life."  James Halliday

The 2017 Bin 28 Kalimna was sourced from vineyards in McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Padthaway. The wine was matured for 12 months in American oak hogsheads.

"Medium-deep crimson. Intense elderberry, mulberry and bramble aromas with liquorice, herb and cola notes. Fresh, elemental and exuberant with deep-set elderberry and crushed blackberry fruits, fine and plentiful chocolaty tannins and underlying savoury herb notes. Finishes long and pillowy with drying tannins. Will take a few years to settle down. Drink 2022 to 2038+.

Vintage Conditions: South Australia's wine districts experienced a cool and wet winter and spring, which provided the vines with good soil moisture profiles. Longstanding rainfall records were broken across South Australia, with some regions experiencing minor flooding. October was windy, which caused some challenges with fruit set, however these winds warded off any danger from frost in Padthaway and Barossa Valley vineyards. The prevailing cool conditions extended the growing season with flowering and veraison both later than expected. There were no heatwaves, with only a handful of days recording temperatures above 40 degrees. Warmer weather in March was welcomed, allowing the grapes to finish ripening with great colour and varietal character. Harvest for shiraz grapes didn't commence until mid-March, a month later than the previous year."  Penfolds

Expert reviews

"Deep, bright crimson. The battle lines are there before you smell or taste the wine: Penfolds' black-fruited depth and power on the one hand, the elegant vintage stamp on the other. Its balance and structure are the guarantee of a very long life. Drink by 2037."  James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion - 96 points and Special Value Wine  

"Deep crimson. The classic reference Australian shiraz with lovely intense blackberry, elderberry, dark chocolate aromas. Well concentrated and ripe with deep set blackberry, elder berry fruits, fine dense chocolaty slightly grippy textures and underlying roasted walnut notes, Finishes chocolatey and minerally with plenty of flavour length. The workhorse Penfolds red. Utterly reliable vintage-to-vintage with plenty of cellaring potential. 14.5% alc. Now-2030."   Andrew Caillard MW - 94 points

"Step into a field of vanilla, of florals, of blueberries and blackberries, of plums. The saturation of fruit here is excellent; there's good rain behind the thunder. The finish isn't jumbled but it's not elite; the richness of the fruit rolls through regardless. No one will be disappointed. It delivers what it has to, in plain but effective fashion. Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz has had its glorious moments but these days, year in and year out, the take home is that it's a 92 point wine for 50 bucks. Drink: 2019-2030+."  Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front - 92 points

"Deep, bright purple/red colour, with a chocolate and fruitcake bouquet; vanilla and hints of licorice as well. The wine is full-bodied but far from a blockbuster. The tannins are firm and faintly sappy, with a thread of appetising bitterness, while the chocolate notes linger on. A good if not transcendent Bin 28."  Huon Hooke, The Real Review - 92 points

"The richer counterpart to Bin 128, this warm-climate blend of Barossa, McLaren Vale and Padthaway fruit (no Upper Adelaide or Wrattonbully fruit in this vintage) is a deep, primary dark ruby colour. And yet it's from a cool growing season, with the harvest finishing a month later than the previous year. It displays a subdued, spicy richness of aroma spliced with a hint of cooler vintage pepper. The palate though is typically generously fruited, with blackberry fruit infused with Penfolds' trademark toasty vanillin American oak - an umami feel, it's underpinned by nicely resolved tannins that are very much present in the mouthfeel, gradually softening as the wine tapers towards its sumptuous conclusion. Bring on the chilli con carne or braised pork belly."  Anthony Rose, Decanter - 92 points

"A blend of fruit from Barossa, McLaren Vale and Padthaway, the 2017 Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz is meant to replicate the Northern Barossa style of its namesake vineyard, with opulent dark fruit, savory spice notes of pepper and licorice and a full-bodied, plush mouthfeel. It's a delicious Shiraz for drinking over the next decade or so."   Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate - 91 points


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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.