2017 Penfolds "Bin 28 Kalimna" Shiraz, South Australia
I've long felt that Penfolds was proof that Australia is capable of making some of the best wines in the world, and that just because a winery is large does not mean the wines are not absolutely delicious. While Peter Gago is Penfolds' chief winemaker, Stephanie Dutton is the senior winemaker in charge of Barossa wines and the wines have been outstanding during her tenure.
"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." -- Winery
"Deep, bright crimson. The battle lines are there before you smell or taste the wine: Penfolds' black-fruited depth and power on the one hand, the elegant vintage stamp on the other. Its balance and structure are the guarantee of a very long life. 96 pts." -- James Halliday