Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2018 - Foil Damage
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. Or, pan-seared rib lamb chops with a fennel slaw is another wonderful choice. Your call, winelovers.
James Suckling:. "A strong vintage for warmer-climate shiraz and this wine is certainly reaping the benefits. The nose has such eclectic fruit aromas that run a full spectrum, from the lighter spiced red-fruit aromas to red plums, through blue fruit to darker blackberries and plums. The palate has impressively layered flavors that run the same broad spectrum as seen on the nose and the tannins are so well groomed and run very, very long. Holds fruit flavor deep. Will age very well for 15-plus years. Drink or hold." Jul 2020
Wine Spectator: Top 100 Wine of 2020. "Shows terrific concentration, with dense and chewy tannins providing an appealing backdrop to the blueberry, dried cherry, date and candied ginger flavors. Tobacco, tomato leaf and espresso notes linger on the finish. Drink now through 2030' Nov 2020
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."
|Bottle||750ml, screw cap|
|Aging||12 months in seasoned American hogshead|
|Region||Barossa Valley, Australia|