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Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2018 (6x 750mL) SA

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Bin 389 was often referred to as ‘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. This release in 2020 commemorates the 60th anniversary since Bin 389 was first made.

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

Expert Reviews

93 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Published 23 July, 2020.

Hints of toasted coconut accent big cassis aromas on the nose of the 2018 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, which is a 57-43 blend this vintage. Full-bodied, with cherry flesh complementing the sterner cassis and tobacco notes, it's supple enough to be approachable now, yet with the concentration and requisite dusty tannins on the long finish to support more than a decade of aging

Winery Tasting Notes

COLOUR

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.

Overheard: “Petrichor aromas gradating to silkworm-eaten mulberry leaf”. Honestly!?!

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 crème de cassis component of Kir.

Flavours of roasted beetroot – a venison sauce beetroot reduction … similar texturally to a congealed sweet fat (a custardy emulsion/film – not a grainy paste).

Oak and tannins absorbed. Both are certainly present, yet not at all demanding their own space on this Bin 389 stage.

Substantial, intense.

PEAK DRINKING

2023 – 2050

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

  • 2018 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL Bottles
  • SA - Other South Australian, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 14.5% alc.
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We’ll despatch your product the next working day! Depending on your location, you can expect delivery anywhere between 2 and 5 working days from payment date.


We will send you an email notifying you as soon as your items have left our warehouse.


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