Country: Australia Region: Barossa Shiraz
Vintage: 2011 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Located in the heart of the Barossa Valley, is Penfolds Barossa Valley Winery and Cellar Door. Built in 1911 to expand the business beyond Magill, this site became the focal point of Penfolds winemaking in the 1970s, as more fruit was sourced from the Barossa Valley and its surrounds. Kalimna Fruit is sourced from here in the Barossa, making it a flagship in the Penfolds range.
Ageing Potential:Drink Now
Bin 28 offers a showcase of warm-climate Australian Shiraz – ripe, robust and generously flavoured. 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. Winter rainfall was lower than the long-term average for most parts of South Australia. This pattern carried into spring in regions such as McLaren Vale, before rainfall in December replenished soil moisture and a fast and even veraison ensued. Mild daytime temperatures and cool evenings across most of the ripening period allowed impressive flavour development. Warm, dry conditions continued throughout harvest with fruit picked in optimal condition across each vineyard. Smaller berry and bunch sizes were noticeable in most regions. This, coupled with favourable weather conditions, induced great results for traditional quality markers – colour, tannin profile, fruit concentration and flavour depth.
Food Matches:Turkey / Duck / Lamb / Red Meat