Ranked #18 of 20 1994 Shiraz from Barossa Valley
Some green pea aroma. Quite developed and mellow, meaty and smooth fleshy texture. Savoury, with ample grainy tannins. Drinking well now. Savoury style. Possibly a bit stale.
Drink: 2013 to 2018
88 Points Robert Parker
The fleshy, sweet, peppery 1994 Shiraz Kalimna Bin 28 is a full-bodied wine revealing moderately intense blackberry fruit along with licorice, smoke, and pepper in the nose. There is not a great deal of complexity in this chewy, dense Shiraz, but it does display plenty of guts and a robust personality. This wine will benefit from another year of cellaring, and last for a decade. This winery continues to turn out an insipid selection of white wines, but the reds are all noteworthy, and some are reasonably good values.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. February, 1998
93 Points James Halliday
Medium to full red-purple; an opulent bouquet with lots of dark chocolate and dark berry fruit supported by just a hint of vanillin oak. The palate is powerful, in typically Penfolds style, with masses of dark chocolate/briary/berry fruit and uncompromising albeit balanced tannins. Retasted late 1997 with near-identical notes; developing slowly but surely. Drink to 2010.
Source: James Halliday. April, 1997
Cracked one of these tonight and was blown away by how good it was. 94 Bin 28 couldn't believe how great it had held up.
I'll be looking for more to drink now.
If you have some in the cellar get it out and drink it now.