According to Gaetano, the Bin 28 is one of his best sellers and it goes well with his pizzas and pastas.
On the night, we opened a 2012 vintage, his current vintage, and it seemed to be ready for taking its place on the table.
Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz tasting notes
Steve’s first observation was how dry the red was, commenting that it was drying his palate out nicely.
Gaetano agreed, saying that is why they serve the wine; it goes well with pizza, with meat, with pasta, anything you want.
Steve suggested its lack of “forward” fruit coupled with the dry mouthfeel, likens this wine to the base of a meal, much like a pizza base is to a pizza.
He also said he was getting some cherry in the background, not sweet, more like you are walking past a cherry orchard and catching a scent of cherry in the breeze.
If you have not had a Penfolds Bin 28 for a while, it could be time to try one again!
You can listen to the full wine tasting about three minutes in via the player below or, better still, by searching for The Adelaide Show in your phone’s podcast app and downloading episode 202.