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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Penfolds Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz 1997
Penfolds Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz 1997
(search item no. 9518)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $24.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Kalimna vineyard is one of the finest red wine vineyards in Australia and produces a portion of the wine for Grange. Some of the vines here are as old as one hundred and produce intensely flavoured fruit that was the inspiration of Bin 28. Today the Kalimna vineyard continues to play an integral part in Bin 28, although, like most of the Penfolds red wines, this wine is a multi regional blend. Although oak maturation is an integral part of this wine's character, very little of the oak used is new. The result is a wine rich in varietal character and robust in structure.
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About Penfolds Wines:

Founded by a young, English doctor in 1844, Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines that have changed the landscape of Australian winemaking. Over the past century, Penfolds has indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then, a series of standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead. Under the direction of master winemaker, Peter Gago, Penfolds is now found in every major wine market in the country. Extraordinary wines such as Block 42 and Bin 60A have also been released during his tenure. Penfolds wines are now widely celebrated for their diversity and quality across many price-points. The strength of Penfolds is that the wine comes first. Penfolds' range of table wines is utterly Australian, evoking a generosity of spirit and the beauty of the Australian landscape.