Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2018
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A little about me
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 is 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 glycerol 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.
Where I'm from
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.