2010 Bin 170, Shiraz, Block 3C Kalimna Vineyard, Penfolds

2010 Bin 170, Shiraz, Block 3C Kalimna Vineyard, Penfolds

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2010 Bin 170, Shiraz, Block 3C Kalimna Vineyard, Penfolds

Description

Inky purple with hints of red in the glass. Lovely notes of mint, almost port-like red fruits such is the complexity and depth; all interwoven with cedar, tilled earth and then at the end of the nose – beautifully precise, dare I say perfect, blackberry and cassis fruit. This is phenomenally rich on the palate, with waves of dense, layered flavour; yet it is wonderfully fresh with no feeling of heaviness. All thanks to the striking acidity which draws all the way from the front palate and soars into and through the exceptionally long, mineral finish.

The harmony is completed by the tannins, which are impossibly fine yet simultaneously persistent and textured, leaving a haunting note of dry tobacco.With time in the glass, like all truly great wines, this develops enormously, with flavours of clove, honeyed meats and fresh leather. To show these remarkably complex aromas now is quite extraordinary and a sign of just how good this unique wine will become.
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Penfolds

Penfolds

Penfolds is undoubtedly one of the top wine companies in the world in terms of quality, product range and consistency. Peter Gago has now taken over winemaking responsibilities and a string of good vintages over the past five years has helped Penfolds stay at the top of the Australian wine boom.

The quality of Penfolds' red wines is simply world-class; nowhere else will you get such great wine for such good value. Penfolds Grange, without doubt Australia's greatest red wine, is also recognised as one of the worlds' finest.

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South Australia

South Australia

At 72,000 hectares, South Australia is the engine room of the country's wine industry, responsible for 43 percent of its vineyards and encompassing some of Australia’s most famous fine wine regions.

One of the most important areas in qualitative terms is the Barossa Valley, beginning 50km north-east of Adelaide, and famous for its full-bodied Shiraz, as well as for its Grenache and Mourvèdre. To the east, the cool Eden Valley is home to some really fine Riesling and top-class Shiraz, such as that made by Henschke. To the north of Barossa is the Clare Valley, also a source of good Riesling but home to well-structured reds as well.

South-east of Adelaide lies the delightful vineyard area of the Adelaide Hills, where fine Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir are produced by wineries such as Petaluma and Llangibby EstateLanghorne Creek to the east of Adelaide has earned a reputation for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Verdelho and Shiraz while, between Adelaide and the sea, McLaren Vale is a noted area for red wines.

The unique vineyard region of Coonawarra lies 400km south-east in an area of pure limestone topped by a loose, red topsoil. Cool enough to resemble Bordeaux, this area produces great Cabernets and Merlots and is much in demand. Slightly to the north and to the west lie the regions of Padthaway and Mount Benson respectively, which enjoy similar success as sources of great white wines, especially ChardonnayWrattonbully however is known for its fresh, varietally-pure Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

However it’s the less-distinguished Riverland region that accounts for 50 percent of the state’s wine production.

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Syrah/Shiraz

Syrah/Shiraz

A noble black grape variety grown particularly in the Northern Rhône where it produces the great red wines of Hermitage, Cote Rôtie and Cornas, and in Australia where it produces wines of startling depth and intensity. Reasonably low yields are a crucial factor for quality as is picking at optimum ripeness. Its heartland, Hermitage and Côte Rôtie, consists of 270 hectares of steeply terraced vineyards producing wines that brim with pepper, spices, tar and black treacle when young. After 5-10 years they become smooth and velvety with pronounced fruit characteristics of damsons, raspberries, blackcurrants and loganberries.

It is now grown extensively in the Southern Rhône where it is blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre to produce the great red wines of Châteauneuf du Pape and Gigondas amongst others. Its spiritual home in Australia is the Barossa Valley, where there are plantings dating as far back as 1860. Australian Shiraz tends to be sweeter than its Northern Rhône counterpart and the best examples are redolent of new leather, dark chocolate, liquorice, and prunes and display a blackcurrant lusciousness.

South African producers such as Eben Sadie are now producing world- class Shiraz wines that represent astonishing value for money.

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The Wine Advocate92+/100

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The Wine Advocate92+/100
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Bin 170 Kalimna Shiraz is only the second-ever release of this Bin with 1973 being the first vintage release. It has an attractive and very youthful blackberry and cherry nose accented by notes of violets, wild blueberries and cedar with touches of earth. Full-bodied, rich and built like a brick house, it has firm, fine tannins with bright acid that finishes with a concentrated and long length. Drink 2017 to 2027+.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - 28/02/2013 Read more