Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Label Slightly Cellar Damaged Shiraz Australia 2004

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Introduced as one of the first Bin wines within the Penfolds portfolio, it has become an Australian classic. Indeed this wine has universal appeal because of its intense fruit definition, ripe fleshy palate structure and generosity of flavor. A multi-district blend since the late 1970's it has won "Red Wine of the Year" twice, in 1991 and 1995 at the International Wine Challenge, held each year in London. Penfolds Bin 28 is a showcase for warm-climate Australian Shiraz - ripe, robust and generously flavored without reliance on new oak or excessive alcohol. First made in 1962, 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 that shows very clear, ripe fruit definition when young, with plenty of concentration and fruit sweetness, and minimal oak influence. Original Price: $25.00 Sale Price: $15.00 40% Off Less than 25 cases left!

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  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

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Snooth User: Wine Fire
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4.00 5
12/05/2010

Delicate black cherry and rare cooked beef leap from the glass at first opening. Asparagus, leafy greens and earth intermingle over time. The palate matches the nose with rich tastes of beef and black cherry, adding hints of fresh spinach and cut garden greens to garnish the wilder flavors. Raspberry and red fruit high notes add to the wine’s excellent vertical array, and a zingy acidity sustains a moderately lengthy finish. Subtle tannins provide structured dryness up front and a velvety mouthfeel, while tangy fruits create salivation on the sides of the tongue, and then ooze forward to fill the bowl of emptied expectancy. Still evolving at four hours, with new anise, spice and cologne aromas, plus added flavor of licorice and increased tang on the palate’s finish. A terrific value.


Snooth User: labutler
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3.50 5
08/16/2013

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Label Slightly Cellar Damaged Shiraz Australia

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

Inky violet. Ripe red and dark berry aromas are deepened by licorice and espresso. Cherry and dark berry flavors show a youthfully tannic character, with a slowly emerging note of floral pastille adding complexity. Less opulent than the Bin 128 but d... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 Penfolds Shiraz Kalimna Bin 28 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2009

Inky violet. Ripe red and dark berry aromas are deepened by licorice and espresso. Cherry and dark berry flavors show a youthfully tannic character, with a slowly emerging note of floral pastille adding complexity. Less opulent than the Bin 128 but d... Stephen Tanzer. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 Penfolds Shiraz Kalimna Bin 28 750ml



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Introduced as one of the first Bin wines within the Penfolds portfolio, it has become an Australian classic. Indeed this wine has universal appeal because of its intense fruit definition, ripe fleshy palate structure and generosity of flavor. A multi-district blend since the late 1970's it has won "Red Wine of the Year" twice, in 1991 and 1995 at the International Wine Challenge, held each year in London. Penfolds Bin 28 is a showcase for warm-climate Australian Shiraz - ripe, robust and generously flavored without reliance on new oak or excessive alcohol. First made in 1962, 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 that shows very clear, ripe fruit definition when young, with plenty of concentration and fruit sweetness, and minimal oak influence. Original Price: $25.00 Sale Price: $15.00 40% Off Less than 25 cases left!

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