Penfolds, Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2018 750ML
South Australia, Australia Shiraz
Winemaker Notes: Crimson red, a shimmer of garnet on rim. Exuberant aromatics.
At first, back to school – memories of black jelly beans, then a gentle spectral gradation to red liquorice and redcurrants.Adhering to this colour theme, goji berry, wild raspberry and a red-fruited chutney. A transient suggestion of sandalwood spices? Maybe. While on the palate, well-balanced. Whirling black fruits and an oscillating shiraz disposition – Bin 28 by any other name, personality intact. Flavours akin to a consommé of dried porcini mushrooms; structurally embedded with grainy/sandy tannins.Additionally, tobacco, tobasco and tamarind noted ... okay to mention taut, tenacious?! Exits with an almost negroni / Cynar bittersweet clean finish.
Very much looking forward to monitoring this 2017 Bin 28’s journey in bottle.