Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz Rmp 90 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

A menacing and impenetrable black core. Classic Bin 28 fruits and maturation complexities. Satsuma conserve and a (very) faint cigar box background (oak or fruit ?). Aromas of a basking Sunday Roast and / or simmering Beef Bourgogne, shadowed by tumeric and dark Calamatta olive. Full-bodied. Assertive, but neither bullying with alcohol nor oak. Dense, great texture & layered - all bases covered. Blueberry Barossa fruits exposed - a la RWT! Christmas Cake mix or trifle? Perhaps the suggestion of brandy / custard favours the latter? The density, texture and depth of this wine is testament to the strength of the vintage.

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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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Member Reviews for Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz Rmp 90

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Snooth User: r sprezzatura
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3.00 5
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
01/07/2012

would have scored it higher but too much alcohol. 3.25


Snooth User: scandleriv
441521274
3.00 5
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
02/14/2010

Very smooth and drinkable, fruity and refreshing.


Snooth User: mmccown
20172534
3.00 5
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
04/16/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz Rmp 90

External Review
05/19/2011

Firm in texture, crisp and focused, offering a lively mouthful of peppery blueberry and cedar flavors that linger nicely on the deft finish. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
05/19/2011

On the gamy side, nicely fleshed out, with vibrant cherry and raspberry fruit keeping it lively. Leather notes mark the finish. Good example of the value red blends coming from Down Under these days. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
05/19/2011

Velvety and harmonious, with modest currant and plum flavors mingling with mint and pepper as the finish lingers against fine tannins. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
05/19/2011

Smooth and refined, with peppery blackberry and cherry flavors on a velvety frame, echoing softly on the finish. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
05/19/2011

Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2008 Bin 2 Shiraz Mourvedre (12.5% Mourvedre) presents intense black cherry and chocolate scents with some spices plus whiffs of anise and violets. Full-bodied and packed with ripe fruit, it has crisp acidity and medium-firm fine-grained chewy tannins, finishing long. Drink it now to 2017.


External Review
05/19/2011

Smooth and appealing for its spicy black cherry and pepper flavors, lingering on the firm finish. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
09/27/2010

In der Nase bestechen Aromen reifer Pflaumen und dunkler Maraschino-Kirschen. Im Gaumen werden die reifen Kirscharomen von warmen Schokoladennoten ummantelt. Der Abgang ist weich und samtig.


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A menacing and impenetrable black core. Classic Bin 28 fruits and maturation complexities. Satsuma conserve and a (very) faint cigar box background (oak or fruit ?). Aromas of a basking Sunday Roast and / or simmering Beef Bourgogne, shadowed by tumeric and dark Calamatta olive. Full-bodied. Assertive, but neither bullying with alcohol nor oak. Dense, great texture & layered - all bases covered. Blueberry Barossa fruits exposed - a la RWT! Christmas Cake mix or trifle? Perhaps the suggestion of brandy / custard favours the latter? The density, texture and depth of this wine is testament to the strength of the vintage.

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