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[SOLD-OUT] Penfolds Bin 28 2011

Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 Points!
Tyson Stelzer 91 Points!

Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 Points!
Bin 28 showcases warm-climate Australian Shiraz, although 2011 was a difficult vintage generally. 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, multi-vineyard blend, with the Barossa Valley always well represented. Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Adelaide. TA 6.5 g/l, pH 3.68. 12 months in seasoned American oak hogsheads.

Inky dark colour. Sweeter oak and sweeter fruit than the Coonawarra Shiraz. Toasty. Firm, chalky dry tannins. Mouthwatering finish and juicy aftertaste. Needs time. So concentrated on the nose you almost want to add a splash of water to release the life. Very sweet finish. (JH)
Jancis Robinson Purple Pages, 28 Feb 2014
"Grown in the McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Adelaide regions. Twelve months in seasoned American oak hogsheads. Nose shows creamy, toasty American oak but in modest measure. It's backed by ripe, blackberried fruit. It's a 2011 but the colour (dark) and presentation of aroma and flavour is impressively ripe.. balance and colour and meaty tannin."
Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, 28th February 2014.
Tyson Stelzer 91 Points!
"A lesser Bin 28, a wine of apparent tannin structure and lively, cool season acidity, conspiring in a firm, slightly astringent finish. Already quite secondary in its development, meaty, gamey, spicy and savoury, with lingering flavours of pan juices and dried herbs, set against a backdrop of firm, fine tannins. A blend of McLaren Vale, Barossa and Adelaide, matured for 12 months in seasoned American oak. In spite of its name, only a tiny proportion of Kalimna vineyard fruit finds its way here, a confusing detail, particularly alongside the release of a true Kalimna Bin wine this year."
Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly Special Edition 141 - Penfolds Icon and Bin Release
"Deep, dark red/purple, no off-year hints in the colour. Slightly subdued bouquet, some earth and savoury spice notes. The palate is soft and open-knit, without great distinction, but it's a pretty decent wine. The tannins are savoury and drying. A rustic style. There's an earthy note that marks it, and a licorice touch."
Huon Hooke, The Gourmet Traveller Wine Guide 2015.

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