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2017 Bin 28 Shiraz

2017 Bin 28 Shiraz

The Penfolds Collection

2017 Bin 28 Shiraz

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. Kalimna® Bin 28 offers a showcase of warm climate Australian shiraz – ripe, robust and generously flavoured.

Varietal
Syrah / Shiraz
Syrah / Shiraz
Vintage
2017
2017
Volume
750mL
750mL
Awards
96 Points - James Halliday
94 points - Andrew Caillard MW
92 points - Angus Hughson
92 points - Campbell Mattinson
92 points - Huon Hooke
2017 Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz 2017 Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz Back Label 2017 Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz Bottle Shot
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Bin 28 defines the Penfolds character: generous in style, delicious to drink and dependable every vintage.”

– Andrew Baldwin, Penfolds Red Winemaker

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2017 Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz 2017 Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz Back Label 2017 Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz Bottle Shot

The Penfolds Collection

2017 Bin 28 Shiraz

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. Kalimna® Bin 28 offers a showcase of warm climate Australian shiraz – ripe, robust and generously flavoured.

Varietal
Syrah / Shiraz
Syrah / Shiraz
Vintage
2017
2017
Volume
750mL
750mL
Awards
96 Points - James Halliday
94 points - Andrew Caillard MW
92 points - Angus Hughson
92 points - Campbell Mattinson
92 points - Huon Hooke

Awards & Accolades

Taste Description

Taste Description

2017 Bin 28 Shiraz

Colour

Crimson red, a shimmer of garnet on rim.

Nose

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? Maybe.

Palate

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, tobasco and tamarind noted ... okay to mention taut, tenacious?! Exits with an almost negroni / Cynar bittersweet clean finish.

Very much looking forward to monitoring this 2017 Bin 28’s journey in bottle.

Vintage conditions

2017 Vintage

South Australia’s wine districts experienced a cool and wet winter and spring, which provided the vines with good soil moisture profiles. Longstanding rainfall records were broken across South Australia, with some regions experiencing minor flooding. October was windy, which caused some challenges with fruit set, however these winds warded off any danger from frost in Padthaway and Barossa Valley vineyards. The prevailing cool conditions extended the growing season with flowering and veraison both later than expected. There were no heatwaves, with only a handful of days recording temperatures above 40 degrees. Warmer weather in March was welcomed, allowing the grapes to finish ripening with great colour and varietal character. Harvest for shiraz grapes didn’t commence until mid-March, a month later than the previous year.

Grape variety
Shiraz
Shiraz
wine analysis
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.58
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, pH: 3.58
Maturation
12 months in seasoned American oak hogsheads.
12 months in seasoned American oak hogsheads.

The Bin 28 Story

First produced in 1959, Bin 28 is Penfolds earliest Bin-range wine. The first releases were single-vineyard wines made from the renowned Kalimna Vineyard in the Barossa Valley. Bin 28 was first made while Grange was still being made in secrecy.

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