Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2018
Jeni Port – 95 Points.
Youthful, yes, but so approachable. A wine to be enjoyed right away . . . or not. Nicely balanced, lavish sweet Shiraz. Lifted aromas in classic Aussie Shiraz mode: black fruits, stewed red plums, a world of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg), chocolate. The palate is expansive, deep and complex. An attractive light savouriness on display, and while it is lively and ample there is a degree of restraint. Fabulous drinking for the price.
Tony Love – 95 Points
The Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz is made up from nine regions across SA and feels like it’s just a house styled red, rather oaked and perhaps now a bit of a caricature SA shiraz.
Ken Gargett – 92 Points
Melissa Moore – 93 Points
Deep ruby in the glass, blueberry yoghurt and plummy fruits of the forest layered with vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon & cocoa. Tasting fleshy fruits, chewy midpalate and plush but with some savoury nutty notes and light dusty tannins that grow on you until the end of the sip. Approachable, reliable and delicious.
Angus Hughson – 91 Points
Fruit for Bin 28 is now sourced all around South Australia, although its spiritual home has been the Barossa. This wine is a little light on Barossa character but still carries with it plenty of impact and concentration. It is very deep in colour and ripples with rich blueberry and blackberry fruits plus licorice and spice. It is then dry, only mid-weight and quite compact with ripe juicy fruit, supple tannins and a lingering finish. It is a little young and closed right now but will fill out over the next five years. Drink 2023 – 2028