Deep, dense crimson with a black core. A glaceed, ethereal layer hovering above - Asian
sauces (not spices) - dark sweet soy, Hoisin plum
sauce - over a diverse pool of traditional South
Australian Shiraz plummy fruits. Immediately
measured and poised, arguably with no aromatic
requirement to 'wait for the oak to settle!'
Spiced, dark licorice & chocolate and liberally
fruited with appealing cranberry acidity on finish.
Generous and multi-layered and enriched by ripe,
solid tannins brazenly reaching out from the back
palate. A dry-grown, low-yielded Shiraz
assertiveness - with balance, vivacity.
"In the heartland of Penfolds' red wine style; blackberry fruit, ripe tannins and vanilla oak; needs time, but everything is in balance."
Australian Wine Companion
"Saturated ruby color. A seductive bouquet displays fresh red berry and candied cherry aromas, with complicating notes of vanilla, incense and tobacco. Lush, creamy raspberry and cassis flavors are firmed by dusty tannins and given spine by a zesty mineral quality. Becomes smokier and gamier on the finish, with the cherry and vanilla notes repeating. Nothing modern about this wine."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2006 Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz was made primarily from Barossa Valley fruit. It was aged for 12 months in seasoned American oak hogsheads. Aromas of soy, pepper, lavender, blueberry, and licorice lead to a medium to full-bodied, fleshy wine with layers of spicy black fruit, enough structure to evolve for 4-6 years, and a lengthy finish. Drink this nicely priced wine from 2013 to 2021. "
The Wine Advocate