Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz

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. Available 6 March 2014.