Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2018
SKU: penf-bin-28-shir-2018

Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2018

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Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia
Brand Penfolds
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Deep dark cherry-red. Initially, nose of 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 brittle. Grated chocolate - both white and dark. Fresh, awakening. Palate is medium-bodied. Raspberry/chocolate flavours with a sprinkling of spice and cola. Fleshy, and an almost glycerolic texture; bulbous/expansive palate profile. 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. Rest in bottle for a year or two. Needs time.
Wine Spectator
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Shows terrific concentration, with dense and chewy tannins providing an appealing backdrop to the blueberry, dried cherry, date and candied ginger flavors. Tobacco, tomato leaf and espresso notes linger on the finish. Drink now through 2030.

MaryAnn Worobiec, August 26, 2020
Wine Advocate
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While named for a Barossa vineyard/locale, the 2018 Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz, like other recent vintages, is blended from various South Australian GIs. With its rich, dark-berried fruit accented with vanilla, it does a more-than-credible job re-creating that northern Barossan idiom. It's full-bodied, concentrated and plush without going over the top, finishing long and velvety. While it may not have single-vineyard snob appeal, it's a delicious wine for drinking over the next decade and a relative value.

Joe Czerwinski, July 22, 2020