Penfolds Bin 28 is a showcase for warm-climate
Australian Shiraz - ripe, robust and generously flavored.
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,
with the Barossa Valley always well represented, providing
a substantial proportion of the fruit for this vintage.
Color: A deepened crimson with a purple core.
Nose: The nose is complex and beguiling, with notes
of demi-glace and roasting pan juices, beneath
scents of pipe tobacco, vanilla and pencil
shavings oak - much more than just a simple
Palate: The palate is full-bodied, refined and taut
showing dark, black conserve fruit flavors
with Satsuma plum notes to the fore. Further
liqueur chocolate and spice flavors are
impregnated by overt, chewy and ripe tannins.
To sum up, the integrated fruit, oak and acid
loudly proclaim harmony and balance. The
2004 vintage conditions were first class and
rank alongside and recent exemplary vintage.
This, the 2004 vintage, is a real Bin 28,
showing polish, poise and pedigree. By all
means, drink whenever, but save some
for the cellar, and the 2010's.
Food matches: beef, duck & game, lamb