Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz
Red Wine, 750 mL
|Region :||South Australia|
|Producer :||Treasury Wine Estates|
|Alcohol :||14 %|
|Grape variety(ies) :||Shiraz|
|Style :||Full-bodied & Smooth|
From the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway and Langhorne Creek, matured for 12 months in used American hogsheads handed down from prior duties with Grange, Bin 389 and so forth. Healthy and deep colour, it has a rich bouquet with licorice, spice, dark chocolate and blackberry all in unison. Good stuff indeed, with the savoury/inky/graphite impact of the very long, balanced medium to full-bodied palate. This could well evolve into one of the best Bin 28s. Drink by: 2033. Score - 94. (James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, Aug. 10, 2016)
Complex flavours and a firm, but rounded, ripe, tannic structure. Dark berry and cherry fruits with licorice and cocoa notes are evident throughout, with balanced and softly rounded tannic finish. Years of cellaring potential, yet drinking very well now.
A nose of dark cherries and blueberry fruits laced with cinnamon, liquorice and aniseed. The palate is mouth filling and generous with fleshy, dark stone fruit and liqueur cherry flavours, in harmony with the youthful chunky tannins and an alert acidity.
Medium-deep crimson to purple. Powerfully intense aniseed/liquorice, blueberry, mulberry, blackberry fruit aromas with ginger, mint notes. Vigorous, elemental and fleshy with generous blueberry, blackberry flavours, superb mid-palate richness and plentiful brambly, chocolatey tannins. All the elements are in perfect harmony. Impressive vinosity and finesse.