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Penfolds Cabernet Shiraz 2004 389 (1x 750ml) SA

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Closed: 19/11/2019 8.30 PM AEDT

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Vintage Conditions

Above average winter rainfall led into a promising vintage, which was characterised by mild conditions up until February, followed by hot weather conditions throughout March and April. South Australia fared well and produced wines of elegance and intensity.

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Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Built in the fashion of Bin 389s of yesteryear; massive beams of fruit and oak to keep it going for decades; black fruits (no red) earth and a touch of licorice; tannins under control. Not a wine show style. - James Halliday

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (53%) – Shiraz (47%) “Bin 389”was aged for 14 months in large oak vats. It is opaque purple-colored with an attractive bouquet of smoked meats, Asian spices, black currants, blueberry, and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, it has gobs of spicy dark fruit flavors, a smooth texture, well-hidden tannins, and 3-5 years of aging potential. Drink this lengthy blend through 2020. - The Wine Advocate

Winery Tasting Notes

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Colour

Dense and dark, and, at the time of tasting, still possessing a purple core.

Nose

The nose hints at Grange character, necessitating a re-look at the label/bottle! The supportive oak sits beautifully, seamlessly integrated. Stewed plum flavours meshed with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and whole black peppercorns (not ground). Would nuances of game terrine with pistachio shell be taking it a bit far? Surely not!

Palate

The palate is tight and full-bodied, persistent, long and forceful. The wine has impressive texture, with pronounced, well-defined powdery tannins and oak totally absorbed in a wash of liquorice and berried fruits.

The 2004 Bin 389 is a true 'Baby Grange' release, as per the original style blue-print. Watch out

1996 and 1998, the 2004 approaches, accelerating in the overtaking lane!

Medals & Trophies

Silver

Halliday Wine Companion

Winery Profile

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Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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Other Information

  • 2004 vintage
  • 1 x 750mL unit
  • SA - Other South Australian, South Australia
  • Cork closure
  • 14.5% alc.
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Customer Reviews

Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
J.O - Revesby NSW18/11/2019 10.18.11 PM AEDTAU $74 11
j.z - glenroy VIC15/11/2019 7.32.59 PM AEDTAU $69 10
R.W - Waterford West QLD12/11/2019 10.48.44 PM AEDTAU $34 10
R.A - Drummoyne NSW12/11/2019 11.05.56 PM AEDTAU $14 10
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