Penfolds 2013 Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz, Barossa Valley
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 Halliday scored it 94 points saying "Sourced from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway and Langhorne Creek; matured for 12 months in used American hogsheads handed down from prior duties with Grange, Bin 389 and so forth. Healthy and deep colour, it has a rich bouquet with licorice, spice, dark chocolate and blackberry all in unison. Good stuff indeed, with the savoury/inky/graphite impact of the very long, balanced medium to fullbodied palate. This could well evolve into one of the great Bin 28s."