Ranked #9 of 15 1996 Shiraz from South Australia
Dark chocolate and slightly toffee-like aromas. Fleshy and smooth, very tasty, and texturally excellent. Elegant style of Bin 28. Dense and chewy, fleshy, serious wine. Long, long carry. Very chocolaty taste.
Drink: 2013 to 2025
94 Points James Halliday
Dense red-purple; the very rich and concentrated bouquet is full of dark berry fruit and dark Swiss chocolate; the palate is rich and full, with luscious dark plum and rippling tannins. The best Bin 28 for years. Drink to 2016.
Source: James Halliday. March, 1999
"This is a very good version of Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz.
The prototype of the label. Perfectly pitched black berry fruit, sandy-earthy nuance, slides of silken vanillin and a clear, clean ring of flavour through the finish. The thing about this wine is: it's beautiful powered yet balanced, not at all overdone, and will hold true for just about as long as you want it to."
Rated : 94 Points
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2004 - 2014
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, 1 January 2005