Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Shiraz Kalimna Bin 28 has nose of crushed black currants and blueberries with subtle notes of Liquorice, tar, roses and tapenade. Medium to full-bodied, opulent and densely packed with black fruits and savory layers, it has a solid frame of rounded tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long.
Toasted herb, crushed rock and dried violet aromas are precise, with plenty of focus to the laser beam of juicy red fruit flavors. Fresh earth, crushed pine needle and spice notes linger on the finish, where the tannins firm up. Drink now through 2027.
McLaren Vale leads the blend this year, this has raspberry and red cherry fruits with red plum and blueberry, hints cooler rhubarb and red currant. The palate has a smooth fluid feel, tannins are a little underdeveloped, it finishes a bit short and simple, tannins unresolved for now. Try around 2020.
Vibrant, dense plum red, red edges. A black Kalamata olive tapenade as a first impression, beneath an overlay of camphor and tobacco.
Yet blackberry conserve and sour cherry fill the (fruity) treble register.
Scents of cut straw/steel cut oats fill any aromatic chord gaps. Full-bodied. Substantial. Closest association noted – raw/rare venison. Not to deny the welcomed presence of chocolate torte
and mocha flavours. A “cloaked” continuum of tannins that linger and reverberate with the discipline of a vinous pendulum.
Finishes intact with a flourish of dusty graphite (input of oak?) and balanced acidity.
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