Product DescriptionWine Advocate Review
The 2021 Bin 28 Shiraz hails from five regions: McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Padthaway, Wrattonbully and Clare Valley. The wine matured for 12 months in American oak (7% new), and this really amplifies the sweet fruit characters in the mouth. It's already nicely integrated aromatically, despite being poured and opened in the same instance (i.e., no preparation prior to tasting), and is redolent with red and purple berry fruit. Spicy, full throttle and loads of tannin in the mouth. Nicely chewy. Drink Date: 2023-2035.
Wine Tasting Notes
Deep, dense cherry-black. Dark and brooding. Primary blackberry fruits and black olive tapenade notes segue to black jelly bean; soot. A formic/V.A. lift merges with odours reminiscent of the burnt crystallised crust of a freshly (over) baked fruitcake. Caramelised black fig, quince and quandong paste, and juniper add to the evocative mix. Certainly ripe, but not overripe. At once Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz. 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". Embracing, interwoven, malleable tannins support a chewy appetising mouthfeel. 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!