Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2019
|Region||Australia, South Australia|
Deep, dense cherry-black color. On the nose, dark and brooding. Primary blackberry fruits and black olive tapenade notes segue to black jelly beans, soot. A formic/V.A. lift merges with odors reminiscent of the burnt crystalized of a freshly (over) baked fruitcake. Caramelized black fig, quince and quandong paste, and juniper add to the evocative mix. Certainly ripe, but not overripe. On the palate, sheen/shine/gloss/flesh - which to choose to best describe the immediate impression of that first sip? Or maybe all four?! And yet there's an enlivening acidity that drives the palate...a palate-shape of three dimensions - or as overheard "Well put together". But what does it actually taste like? Bitter chocolate to the fore, pipe tobacco and a mass of dark-berried fruits throughout. Oak? Look harder...it's there!
Ripe blackberry, blueberry and framboise flavors are plump and balanced, with notes of rosemary, sage, black walnut liqueur, Dutch cocoa powder and dried violet, followed by wonderfully velvety tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2045. 9,054 cases imported.
Deep, bright-rimmed ruby. Smoke-tinged cherry liqueur, cassis and licorice scents, along with hints of cured tobacco and mocha. Gently sweet and lush on the palate, offering concentrated dark fruit, floral pastille and roasted coffee flavors that are sharpened by a peppery nuance. The long, supple finish echoes the dark berry note and is framed by velvety, even tannins. Made in all used American oak.