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Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

75cl | | Red Wine
Regular price RM411.00
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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.


Bright, crimson red

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?"

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.

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

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

98 Points - Andrew Caillard MW

97 Points - Nick Stock,

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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Since 1844, Penfolds has been grounded in experimentation, curiosity and uncompromising quality. Their success has been driven by a lineage of visionary winemakers. It began with Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold, the pioneers who dreamed big, inventing tonics, brandies, and fortified wines made from grapes and Australian sunshine. It continued with Alf Vesey, Ray Beckwith and Max Schubert, celebrated winemaking legends who pushed their development to extraordinary, bold new heights.

It is this pioneering spirit and curiosity that still rings true after nearly two centuries, it is what has helped them become one of the most celebrated winemakers in the world today.

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