2016 Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz Kalimna

Year: 2016
Appellation: Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek
Country: Australia
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 91
James Suckling: 91
Jeb Dunnuck: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$22.95

FINALLY ARRIVED, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER AND OH BY THE WAY THE "COSTCO" PRICE!!
"The 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. -MW " (WS)

"The full-bodied 2016 Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz is a blend of fruit from Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Upper Adelaide and Wrattonbully. It's a warm-climate, rich, plush Shiraz, with a velvety mouthfeel and lingering savory notes on the finish." (WA)

"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." (JS)

"The 2016 Shiraz Kalimna Bin 28 is another wine that comes from multiple regions in South Australia. It’s a ripe, sexy beauty that gives up tons of blackberry and black cherry fruits intermixed with notions of spice box, licorice, and chocolate. It’s medium to full-bodied, has tons of fruit and texture, and is a pleasure bent beauty that stays balanced and incredibly drinkable. Enjoy it over the coming 7-8 years (it should keep even longer if you’re so inclined)." (JD)

Winery Notes:
Penfolds Bin 28 is a showcase for 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, multivineyard blend, with the Barossa Valley always well represented, providing a substantial proportion of the fruit for this vintage.