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, Bin 28 is a multi-region, multi-vineyard blend, with the Barossa Valley always well represented. Kalimna® Bin 28 offers a showcase of warm climate Australian shiraz – ripe, robust and generously flavoured.
First produced in 1959, Bin 28 is Penfolds earliest Bin-range wine. The first releases were single-vineyard wines made from the renowned Kalimna Vineyard in the Barossa Valley. Bin 28 was first made while Grange was still being made in secrecy.
Purple with a darkened core.
An initial impact of high-toned dark notes – a Shiraz tarriness, black-bean sauce.
Following, a tussle between the spice jar’s anise and ginger… and the blender’s coffee-grind and mocha.
Minutes later, without as much as the provocation of a swirl of the glass, the aromatic ascent of pan scrapings, a rich jus and smokey meats.
Bright. Volume, generous in every sense.
A purple fruit spectrum unfolds – a fresh assortment of plums and dark berries – many varieties of both.
What may appear to be a soft, smooth Haighs Chocolate-like mouth-coating to some… is a roasted eggplant texture/creaminess to others!
Tannins – soft and even, texture - almost velvety/suede. Yet, still tarry!
Above-average winter and early spring rainfall offered the vines in South Australia healthy soil moisture profiles for the growing season. A warm and wet start to the spring season in McLaren Vale brought an early start to the season. A significant hail storm and high wind activity caused poor set during the flowering period. Late spring and summer were dry and warm with significant heat records being set. Warm weather prevailed during summer and throughout veraison, allowing grapes to develop evenly and with good intensity. These warm conditions came to an abrupt halt mid-February with a significant rainfall event producing a slow and even ripening process and an extended harvest.
Peter joined the Penfolds winemaking team in 1989, initially in the craftsmanship of sparkling wines, before moving on to reds as Penfolds Red Wine Maker. In 2002 Peter became the fourth ever Chief Winemaker for Penfolds. Together with his fellow winemakers, Peter’s careful custodianship has ensured that Grange and the other ‘older’ members of the Penfolds family, have continued to set the benchmark for their style and quality, while new additions to the range push the boundaries ever wider.
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