Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

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Bin 389 was often referred to as the baby Grange in part because components of the wine are matured in the same barrels that held the previous vintage of Grange. First made in 1960 by the legendary Max Schubert, this was the wine that helped forge Penfolds reputation with red wine drinkers by combining the structure of cabernet sauvignon with the richness of shiraz. Exemplifying the judicious balance of fruit and oak, Bin 389 highlights the generous mid-palate Penfolds in known for.


TASTING NOTES

Color
Bright, crimson red

Nose
Lifted, fragrant. Immediately Penfolds. Aficionados may quickly identify and proclaim 389.
Opulently: Trifle: layers of custard and port-wine dark jelly with flaked coconut and juniper/cassis.
Cake: old-fashioned hummingbird cake, with coconut flakes and nutty flavours.

Familial youthful Bin 389 oak, subtle matchstick and a hint of vanilla powder.
As they say, "what is there not to like?"


Palate
Balance of the sweet (cabernet) and the savoury (shiraz).
Possesses what has now often been referred to as a black forest cake 2018 vintage flavour profile.
Darker fruits, closer to that of a black cherry liqueur than a creme de cassis component of Kir.
Flavours of roasted beetroot 
Oak and tannins absorbed. Both are certainly present, yet not at all demanding their own space on this Bin 389 stage.
Substantial, intense.

WHEN TO DRINK
Drinking well now, but will improve with time. Peak drinking 2023- 2050.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Padthaway, Coonawarra, Robe, Wrattonbully.

Maturation: 
American oak hogsheads (38% new)

Wine Analysis: 
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 7.1 g/L, pH: 3.59

Variety - 
57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Shiraz
SCORES

98 Points - Andrew Caillard MW

97 Points - Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com

19+/20 Points - Matthew Jukes

96 Points - Ken Gargett, The World of Fine, Magazine

96 Points - Huon Hooke

96 Points - Tony Love

96 Points - James Halliday

96 Points - David Sly, Decanter Magazine



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