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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Penfolds Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz 2003
Penfolds Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz 2003
(search item no. 88065)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2002 The Wine News 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
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Penfolds Bin 28 is a showcase for warm-climate australian Shiraz - ripe, robust and generously flavoured without reliance on new oak or excessive alcohol. First made in 1962, 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, multi-vineyard blend that shows very clear, ripe fruit definition when young, with plenty of concentration and fruit sweetness, and minimal oak influence.

Color: Deep brick red.

Nose: Generous, warm climate Shiraz is immediately apparent - mirrored by rich Christmas pudding, plum and cherry aromas. Spice and demi-glace secondary notes add to the aromatic interest. Flashes of liquorice, white chocolate and cinnamon arise with a swirl.

Palate: Medium-bodied and mouth filling, plummy, berried fruits mesh with dark chocolate, mocha and spice notes. The 2003 Bin 28 is true to its fleshy, well structured style with ripe tannins and balanced acidity.

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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.