Penfolds

Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz

9.0715 ratings
9.074 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Plummy, freshly tilled earth aromas. From a lesser year but still plenty of power and tannin. Typical Bin 28 with ripe black currant fruit and liquorice notes. A good wine if not a little square sided.

Plummy, freshly tilled earth aromas. From a lesser year but still plenty of power and tannin. Typical Bin 28 with ripe black currant fruit and liquorice notes. A good wine if not a little square sided.

Dec 22nd, 2018
Boris Mathiszik

One of my favorites from Penfolds. This older vintage shines.

One of my favorites from Penfolds. This older vintage shines.

Nov 3rd, 2018
Emmanuel Cazes

Un peu marqué par l'alcool, mûr et noble

Un peu marqué par l'alcool, mûr et noble

Oct 3rd, 2018
Bob McDonald

I have had quite a few tasting notes of this wine on Delectable over the years. An excellent Bin 28 from a good vintage showing Penfolds’s mastery of Barossa Shiraz. Chief Penfolds winemaker Peter Gago likes Bin 28 between 15 and 20 years of age. This is in the window at 16 years. 90% of the production is probably consumed before that window is reached. Out of the dozen I bought many years ago this is the 2nd last and the best so far. Definitely no Barossa fruit bomb showing stalky savoury notes. 2002 was a cooler slower ripening year. Excellent wine 96 points. Gago was right.!

I have had quite a few tasting notes of this wine on Delectable over the years. An excellent Bin 28 from a good vintage showing Penfolds’s mastery of Barossa Shiraz. Chief Penfolds winemaker Peter Gago likes Bin 28 between 15 and 20 years of age. This is in the window at 16 years. 90% of the production is probably consumed before that window is reached. Out of the dozen I bought many years ago this is the 2nd last and the best so far. Definitely no Barossa fruit bomb showing stalky savoury notes. 2002 was a cooler slower ripening year. Excellent wine 96 points. Gago was right.!

Sep 28th, 2018
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

8.6

Sweet. Punches above weight. But too sweet.

Sweet. Punches above weight. But too sweet.

Aug 30th, 2018
Adam K.

This rich, bitch.

This rich, bitch.

Jul 4th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Muted nose until about 30 mins in decanter when it started showing aromas of dark chocolate, blackberry and at 16 years a leathery note. On the palate there is sweet blackberry fruit and some aniseed notes Even though from a cooler vintage this is a muscular Wine. Perfect balance between the fruit and the oak with the Fruit gaining the ascendancy. Another 5 to 10 years of cellaring easily achievable.

Muted nose until about 30 mins in decanter when it started showing aromas of dark chocolate, blackberry and at 16 years a leathery note. On the palate there is sweet blackberry fruit and some aniseed notes Even though from a cooler vintage this is a muscular Wine. Perfect balance between the fruit and the oak with the Fruit gaining the ascendancy. Another 5 to 10 years of cellaring easily achievable.

May 31st, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Cool herbal freshness, blackberry, black cherries, camphor and eucalyptus

Cool herbal freshness, blackberry, black cherries, camphor and eucalyptus

May 28th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Notes of liquorice and dark chocolate. Still medium weight and "Penfolds" on palate. Consensus says will live to 2020. Very good
17.5- Had another bottle on 14th August 2016. All of the mature ripe Shiraz descriptors but becoming a little porty. Still drinking well at 18 years.

Notes of liquorice and dark chocolate. Still medium weight and "Penfolds" on palate. Consensus says will live to 2020. Very good
17.5- Had another bottle on 14th August 2016. All of the mature ripe Shiraz descriptors but becoming a little porty. Still drinking well at 18 years.

3 people found it helpfulOct 13th, 2014
Harry Waye

Fun to open, little oxidation & the acid had tailed off, but the fruit was still young considering the cork was dry.

Fun to open, little oxidation & the acid had tailed off, but the fruit was still young considering the cork was dry.

2 people found it helpfulJan 10th, 2016