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Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2018

Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2018

95 POINT RATED RAY JORDAN & 94 POINT RATED ANDREW CAILLARD AUSTRALIA'S BEST DEAL ON KALIMNA SHIRAZ

$ 49 .99 /bottle
Single bottle $49.99
CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • 95 POINT RATED RAY JORDAN
  • 94 POINT RATED ANDREW CAILLARD MW 
  • 92 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 
  • 92 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW 
  • 92 POINT RATED CAMPBELL MATTINSON THE WINE FRONT 

Tasting Notes

Well-balanced. Whirling black fruits and an oscillating Shiraz disposition – Bin 28 by any other name, personality intact. Flavours akin to a consommé of dried porcini mushrooms; structurally embedded with grainy/sandy tannins. Additionally, tobacco, tabasco and tamarind noted ... okay to mention taut, tenacious?! Exits with an almost negroni / Cynar bittersweet clean finish. Very much looking forward to monitoring this 2018 Bin 28’s journey in bottle.  12 months in seasoned American oak hogshead.  Crimson red, a shimmer of garnet on rim  Exuberant aromatics. At first, back to school – memories of black jelly beans, then a gentle spectral gradation to red liquorice and redcurrants. Adhering to this colour theme, goji berry, wild raspberry and a red-fruited chutney. A transient suggestion of sandalwood spices.

Accolades & Awards

95 Point Rated - Ray Jordan


95 Point Rated- Erin Larkin


94 Point Rated - Andrew Caillard MW

Deep crimson. Intense dark cherry, blackberry, graphite tarry aromas with mocha espresso notes. Dense blackberry pastille, dark cherry fruits, plentiful, vigorous fine muscular/ chalky tannins and mocha dark chocolate notes. Finishes brambly firm and long. An assertive Bin 28 with plenty of richness, volume and torque but should settle down with a few years of bottle age. One to keep for a while. Seal screwcap 2022-2034 14.5% alc 94 points. A lovely iron fist in a velvet glove wine. Will get even better with further bottle age. A versatile Penfolds red with the richness and flavour for early drinking and the tannin density for keeping. Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, Fleurieu, Robe, Mt Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek. 12 months in seasoned American oak hogsheads.


94 Point Rated - Nick Stock


93+ Point Rated - Erin Larkin




92 Point Rated James Halliday Wine Companion

The first Kalimna Shiraz (in '58) was entirely from the Kalimna Vineyard, but the ensuing decades have turned Kalimna into a trademarked gallop around 9 SA regions, the wine matured in used American hogsheads. If you want a friendly labrador wine, this is it.


92 Point Rated Huon Hooke The Real Review

Deep, dark red/purple colour, with a smoky, toasty-charred oaky bouquet, with underlying blackberry and dark plum fruits. Traces of star anise and graphite, the finish lingering with drying tarry tannins. Fleshy and deep, a wine with potential to reveal more in time. A stylish wine with stuffing as well as elegance. (Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Wrattonbully & five other regions) 


92 Point Rated - Campbell Mattinson The Real Review 

This 2018 release of “Penfolds Kalimna” (Kalimna being an actual sub-region of the Barossa Valley) comes from just about everywhere. It includes shiraz grown in the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, Mt Lofty Ranges, Fleurieu and Robe. It spent 12 months in American oak, none of it new.

Lots of texture here. It’s creamy and smooth, all vanilla, dark chocolate and cloves, with blackberry and plum-like fruit as the conveyor. It sits on the warm side of medium weight and while its style is clear so too is its balance. They know what they’re doing at Penfolds. Tannin is firm but well placed and length is decent. This ticks all the boxes and is reliably good.


Technical

South Australia’s viticultural regions experienced relatively dry conditions, and near long-term winter/spring temperatures  during vine dormancy and at the beginning of the growing season. After a racing start, a short spell of cooler weather in early November slowed down grapevine development. Warm and sunny weather prevailed throughout most of spring, providing optimal conditions for flowering and fruit-set. Summer was warm, Barossa Valley experienced 22 days of  temperature greater than 35°C while McLaren Vale experienced 17 days of temperature greater than 35°C – with a maximum of 42.1°C on January 18th. Padthaway, Robe and Wrattonbully also had a warm, dry growing season by regional standards. Late flowering and the delayed onset of veraison throughout the south-east slowed harvest by a few weeks. The warm and dry weather carried into autumn, setting up an Indian summer with favourable conditions for ripening grapes.


Specifications
Vintage: 2018
Source/Region:

Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, Fleurieu, Robe, Mt Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek, South Australia 


Cellaring: Drink now or cellar to 2038
Bottle Top: Stelvin
Alcohol Content: 14.50
Standard Drinks: 8.60
Rating: 95
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