We threw Bin 28 and Bin 407 into the tasting as sighters for the blue-chip range. Both held up well. There’s no new oak in Bin 28 these days and that’s not a bad thing. But it’s still in the big, ripe, warm-climate shiraz mould with the Penfolds thumbprint – robust tannins woven through the fruit, giving a meaty complexity. Upstaged in this line-up, but solid and thoroughly enjoyable.
Grape variety: Shiraz
Region: South Australia, including Langhorne Creek, Upper Adelaide, Barossa, McLaren Vale and Limestone Coast.
Maturation: 12 months in seasoned American oak (300 lt) and some in large old oak vats.
Price: $25 - $30