Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2016

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Current Price $24.33

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93pts Wine& Spirits
92pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
91pts James Suckling
91pts Wine Enthusiast

The warmth and generous fruit of this Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz make it fabulously food friendly. Some delicious pairing options that come to mind are a bone-in cowboy steak for two, generously salted and peppered, and then grilled to perfection. Have a little serving bowl of onion jam for those who might like it on the side. Just becasue summer is almost in the rearview mirror doesn't mean that bbq ribs are too! Make them tangy and spicy and cool them slowly until they're almost falling off the bone. Or, pan-seared rib lamb chops with a fennel slaw is another wonderful choice. Your call, winelovers.

Wine & Spirits:  "Named for one of Penfolds’ Barossa Valley vineyards, this wine includes fruit from Barossa, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Adelaide and Wrattonbully. After a year in neutral American oak barrels, the wine has matured into a luscious red with layers of detail to the plummy fruit, integrating mint and pepper into the cocoa and cinnamon of oak. There’s freshness in the tannins, their grip opening with air to reveal more floral tones and a graceful texture of iron and silk." Feb 2019

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "Sourced exclusively from Coonawarra, the 2016 Bin 128 Shiraz is one of the few truly regional bottlings you'll find from Penfolds. It's red-fruited and bright, with raspberries and cherries couched in supple layers of French oak. Caramel and mocha shadings add richness and depth, with dry cedary-savory notes on the finish. Drink 2020-2030." Oct 2018

James Suckling:  "A warm, early harvest has delivered a wine with more dried, baked blackberries and plums, reflecting the DNA of Penfolds style, and a wine that makes a more savory, spicy and earthy impression than the previous 2015 release. The palate is assuredly rich and round with blackberry and dark plum-pastry flavors, layered on silky, dense and rich, ripe tannins. Long and mellow. Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Upper Adelaide, Wrattonbully fruit sourcing. Drink now or hold." Jun 2019

Winery:  "Color: Vibrant, dense plum red, red edges. Nose: A black Kalamata olive tapenade as a first impression, beneath an overlay of camphor and tobacco. How to say this politely? Boot polish, bitumen, cola, granite ... darkened style/varietal base notes. Yet blackberry conserve and sour cherry fill the (fruity) treble register. Scents of cut straw/steel cut oats fill any aromatic chord gaps. Palate: Full-bodied. Substantial. Framboise des bois (raspberry) with pips/vinegar – coulis or apothecary? Meat? Closest association noted – raw/rare venison. Not to deny the welcomed presence of chocolate torte and mocha flavours. A “cloaked” continuum of tannins that linger and reverberate with the discipline of a vinous pendulum. Finishes intact with a flourish of dusty graphite (input of oak?) and balanced acidity. Peak drinking: 2022 – 2034."

2016 Vintage Conditions: "All the major growing regions in South Australia experienced ideal conditions leading into the harvest of 2016. Overall, the season started off cool and dry, with low rainfall. Spring and early summer warmed up considerably resulting in an average growing season with little rainfall. A warm, dry spring was ideal for flowering and fruit-set. Warm conditions prevailed in the early part of the summer allowing vines to grow well with good bunch set. Milder conditions in January allowed for optimal flavour development, with late rain refreshing the vines. Despite the challenges of a relatively dry season, ripening was even with smaller than average berries. Harvest commenced quickly with shiraz showing great colour and complex flavours."

Bottle  750ml, screw cap
Varietal 100% Shiraz                
Alcohol 14.5%                 
Acidity 6.8g/L
pH 3.64
Aging 12 months in seasoned American hogshead
Region Barossa Valley, Australia
Original Price $26.99
Current Price $24.33

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