Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz
2012

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Drinking well now, but will improve with time. ?

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DESCRIPTION
Bin 28 offers a showcase of warm-climate Australian Shiraz – ripe, robust and generously flavoured. First made in 1959, 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.
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Origin Multi-district blend, South Australia. Significant contributions from Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Langhorne Creek.
Maturation 15 months in older American hogsheads.
Fermentation Stainless steel fermenters with wooden header boards.
Variety Shiraz.
First Vintage 1959.
90+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz 2011
95 points 2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2010
94 points 2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2010
92 points Wine & Spirits (US) Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2010
90 points Wine Spectator Magazine (US) Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2010
94 points 2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2009
Gold Medal International Wine Challenge 2009 (UK) Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2006
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Behind Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz

Peter Gago
Penfolds Chief Winemaker

“The complete package – imminently drinkable – this blend showcases the 2012 South Australian harvest very well indeed.”

“Understated, and upon first inspection, a relatively elegant expression of Bin 28…yet with stature, and the complete armament of Bin 28 DNA.”


VINTAGE CONDITIONS

Winter rainfall was lower than the long-term average for most parts of South Australia. This pattern carried into spring in regions such as McLaren Vale, before rainfall in December replenished soil moisture and a fast and even veraison ensued. Mild daytime temperatures and cool evenings across most of the ripening period allowed impressive flavour development. Warm, dry conditions continued throughout harvest withfruit picked in optimal condition across each vineyard. Smaller berry and bunch sizes were noticeable in most regions. This, coupled with favourable weather conditions, induced great results for traditional qualitymarkers – colour, tannin profile, fruit concentration and flavour depth.