2006 Penfolds Shiraz Bin 28 Kalimna


  • Australia
  • > South Australia
Drink between 2012 - 2021
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Community Tasting Notes 66

  • KVM wrote: (90 points)

    November 29, 2014 - Mud-like texture and opacity. Even at my cellar's winter temperature this bottle of wine is fragrant, of very ripe black berries, vanilla and menthol. Dense Black berry jam and mint on plate It is anything but wimpy, but finishes long with a soft spice and no hint of tannin. Really enjoying this as the blizzard blows outside!

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  • Anonymous Likes this wine:

    August 13, 2014 - Opened up after an hour or two and is drinking beautifully. Has the legs to continue developing well over the next 5-8 years.

  • Giggs wrote: (92 points)

    May 30, 2014 - Jordyn & Jason's night (Darley Cabin): Decanted 3 hours. Masculine, meaty wine with intense blackberry, black plum, smoke, and black licorice. Some of the oak has integrated since 2012; time is starting to iron this out into a big, balanced Shiraz. This is a big wine, but not overripe. For that reason, I'd say this will end up more like the 1996 than the 1998 (both drank a couple weeks ago), becoming increasingly elegant over the next 10 years. This 2006 was much better than the 2009 that was tasted alongside.

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  • gbgpatrik wrote: (89 points)

    May 12, 2014 - Fina mognadstoner, lite vitpeppar, björbär, multna löv. Helt integrerat vin som aldrig varit bättre än nu! Moderata tanniner och syra.

  • cheetadad wrote: (92 points)

    April 17, 2014 - Let it stand - lot of sediment in this bottle. Aged beautifully, consistent but more intense than what i remember 2 years ago. One bottle left.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2009, Issue #146 (link)

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  • By Jon Rimmerman
    12/30/2009 (link)

    (KALIMNA Bin 28 PENFOLDS Shiraz) 2010

    Thank you to all who made 2009 another memorable and groundbreaking year at Garagiste - it is your support and interest that continues to churn our cogwheels of discovery. Without your passion and dedication, the circuitous travel down our long and winding wine road would be for naught. The privilege of holding your wine education and enjoyment in our hands is a responsibility we take very seriously and, for that, we give you our sincerest thank you.

    Here's to 2010 -

    - Jon Rimmerman
    Deal of the Year

    Dear Friends,

    As the new year beckons, our deal of 2009 is upon us.

    Taking everything into account - ageability, price/value and potential to excite (from a collector point of view), this bargain is unmatched.

    If you are looking for old-school Shiraz to lay-away for a decade or more, this wine represents the finest deal of the year. Certainly there were 2007 Cotes du Rhones or other fantastic bargains this year but they will not be around 20-25 years from now and this wine will.

    Not a wine for today (it is far too disjointed with nearly every element is in another corner of the room), the Kalimna Bin remains an homage to the 1960's and 1970's halcyon days of Penfolds - an era that produced a number of the finest vinous treasures ever produced. To understand the 2006 Kalimna Bin 28, one must forgive the ridiculously low price and treat it as a bottle of Hermitage to be placed in safe keeping for an important occasion a decade or two from now.

    Northern Rhone, Wendouree and 1960's Grange enthusiasts pay special attention here:

    VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as a throw-back that tosses caution to the wind (despite the great risk of alienating the bargain audience Penfolds has tried to cultivate for decades). The structure, low-level glycerol sweetness and rough and tumble presence of this wine are not for neophytes...but they are for serious collectors.

    ONE SHIPMENT ONLY at this price with perfect provenance

    FIRST COME FIRST SERVED up to 36/person until we run out

    2006 Penfolds Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz (JH94)

    Jon Rimmerman
    Seattle, WA

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Penfolds
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation Bin 28
  • Vineyard Kalimna
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 012354071834

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1276 (70%)
  • Consumed 532 (29%)

Food Pairing

Bellavitano, Deer, Gouda

Who Likes This Wine

88% Like It  17 votes