Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2016 - Kona Wine Market

Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2016

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Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2016

SKU 012354071834


Vibrant color, dense plum red, red edges. On the 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.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.
Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia
Brand Penfolds
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine EnthusiastAlthough named after the original Barossa vineyard from which it was sourced, this wine-the oldest of Penfolds's Bin series-is now, like many in the brand's line up, a multi-regional blend from around South Australia. Inky-hued, it oozes chocolate, anise, olives, dried violets and black pepper. The fruit aromas arrive later, in the form of cherries and blackberries. The palate is rich and textured, a finely wound line of granular tannins around plush berry fruit and a long finish. Drink 2021-2030.

Christina Pickard, October 1, 2019
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Wine SpectatorThe cherry and plum flavors have good intensity and appealing traction from dense tannins and notes of black licorice and tobacco. The tannins firm up further on the appealingly chewy finish, where details of clay and dried olive emerge. Drink now through 2029. 9,560 cases imported.

MaryAnn Worobiec, April 30, 2019