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Sherry-Lehmann USD 31.95 750ml

Penfolds "Bin 28 Kalimna" Shiraz 2016

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The full-bodied 2016 Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz is a blend of fruit from Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Upper Adelaide and Wrattonbully. It's a warm-climate, rich, plush Shiraz, with a velvety mouthfeel and lingering savory notes on the finish.Wine Advocate 91pts

Penfolds Wines:
  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

Member Reviews for Penfolds "Bin 28 Kalimna" Shiraz

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Snooth User: Thelisa
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 11/01/2015

The winemaker's notes are accurate. Drinking it in late 2015 to accompany a chicken mole meal.


Snooth User: r sprezzatura
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/18/2010

For the price this is a good value. The color is a dark red cherry. The aromas are dominated by the Shiraz grape- pepper and spice with lots of ripe fruit. The palate is lush with fruit forward tastes- red berries, chocolate/mocha, and spice.


Snooth User: nventure
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/07/2012

would have scored it higher but too much alcohol. 3.25


Snooth User: scandleriv
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/25/2010

Bold fruit aromas - particularly cherry. Alcohol on the nose as well. Tastes of raspberries and prune with a long, smooth finish. Enjoyable and affordable.


Snooth User: normal
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/14/2010

Very smooth and drinkable, fruity and refreshing.


Snooth User: mmccown
20172534
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/19/2009

solid fruit with mild spices. very drinkable. should age well - maybe best in 2011. bargain at the price <$10.


Snooth User: PeteRex
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/16/2011

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Penfolds "Bin 28 Kalimna" Shiraz

External Review
Vintage: 2011 02/10/2015

Light and savory, with chopped salad notes around a core of currant and spice, lingering on the mildly grippy finish. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 02/10/2015

Deep garnet-purple in color and possessing a great aromatic core of blackberries and black plums with nuances of cedar, aniseed, damp earth and charcoal, the medium to full-bodied 2011 Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz has a solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and refreshing acid cutting through the muscular berry and earth flavors before finishing with good persistence. 3,800 bottles were made. Drink it 2014 to 2020+.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 12/12/2014

Bin 28 is a limited production wine that Penfolds fans never seem to get enough of. It's a showcase of warm-climate Australian Shiraz – ripe, robust and generously flavored. First made in 1959, and a Penfolds favorite ever since, 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. This one has grapes from Penfolds sources in McLaren Vale, Adelaide and Barossoa Valley. Aged 12 months in seasoned American oak barrels. James Suckling scored it 92 points and the Wine Advocate scored it 90+ saying "Deep garnet-purple in color and possessing a great aromatic core of blackberries and black plums with nuances of cedar, aniseed, damp earth and charcoal, the medium to full-bodied 2011 Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz has a solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and refreshing acid cutting through the muscular berry and earth flavors before finishing with good persistence. Only 3,800 bottles (316 cases) were made. Drink it 2014 to 2020+."


External Review
Vintage: 2011 02/10/2015

Bright purple. Smoky dark berries, licorice, violet and vanilla on the perfumed nose. Incisive berry skin and bitter cherry flavors are complicated by cracked pepper and succulent herbs, with a smoky nuance emerging with air. Tannins build slowly and give grip to the finish, which shows very good cut and a lingering cherry pit quality.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

Dark purple. A pungent bouquet displays scents of ripe blackberry and cassis vanilla floral pastilles clove and woodsmoke. Deep supple and sweet offering black and blue fruit flavors accented by black pepper and licorice. Broad rich and lively with fine-grained tannins that give focus and grip to the finish. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/19/2013

The earliest releases of Bin 28 were single-vineyard wines, produced from grapes grown on the famous Kalimna vineyard at the northern end of the Barossa Valley.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/12/2013

Das kräftige Shiraz-Bouquet wurde perfekt mit dem mittelschweren Körper vereint. Gereift in amerikanischen Eichenbarriques während 18 Monaten, zeigt der Wein einen intensiven, reifen Beerencharakter mit Andeutungen von Pfeffer und rauchiger Eiche. Kalimna Bin 28, Shiraz, ist trinkbereit, sobald er in die Flaschen abgezogen ist, hat aber auch das Potential, sich während Jahren zu entwickeln. Bereits mehrfach wurde der Bin 28, Shiraz, an der «International Wine Challenge in London» zum Rotwein des Jahres gekrönt!


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The full-bodied 2016 Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz is a blend of fruit from Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Upper Adelaide and Wrattonbully. It's a warm-climate, rich, plush Shiraz, with a velvety mouthfeel and lingering savory notes on the finish.Wine Advocate 91pts

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