Penfolds Bin 389 a Selection of Wines Or Other Items Australia Cabernet Sauvignon. Shiraz 2006

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Cabernet / Shiraz blend. Full flavored and persistent across the palate and displaying great balance between fruit oak acid and tannin. Blackberry and blackcurrant fruit flavours courted by mouth puckering Cabernet tannins effortlessly convey chocolatey mocha flavours and cedary oak.

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Penfolds Wines:
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less
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Snooth User: lamarr
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4.00 5
07/02/2009

3. 2006 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz – South Australia (14.5%) – [decanting], Color: very deep, can’t get any light through, Nose: pretty fantastic, oaky, almost cedar, very woody, blackberries, perhaps a bit of chocolate, Taste: woody in the mouth, a lot of chocolate in the finish, maybe like a chocolate covered strawberry or other fruit, zesty, a little espresso, light to mid tannins (thanks to the cab!), Lamarr: A- (Now, hold up. Just because I usually give wines higher grades than my peers does not mean that I’m easy in any way…a little drunk perhaps, but not of a lower standard. I give this a high grade because I am a fan. Rock on Penfolds, rock on). Hector: B+ (he likes vanilla in wines. Argues that this has wood, but not oak. I say he’s crazy) Alastor: B+ Margot: B+ (what’s with the b-pluses? Gah!)


Snooth User: wes77royce
821103170
3.00 5
06/10/2011

cab sav 52% , shiraz 48% S.A ozzy colour - deep violet. bouquet - cherry - vanila, blackberry, cola. taste - sweet dark berry, refreshing smokey bitterness. alot of sediment...decant


Snooth User: Lisa L
6960729
0.50 5
12/25/2010

tasted 2 bottles today (Xmas!). No nose, maybe a little putty and a bit of cherry? Sour. Must have turned.. very disappointed.


Snooth User: jtad4111
3289554
0.00 5
12/16/2009

I'm going to hang on to it for at least 5 years. I think it will be worthwhile and delicious. Penfold's usually are worth the wait.


Snooth User: bingxian
13957811
4.00 5
11/30/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Penfolds Bin 389 a Selection of Wines Or Other Items Australia Cabernet Sauvignon. Shiraz

External Review
02/07/2010

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet / Shiraz 2006: "Baby Grange" oder "Poor Man?s Grange" wird er liebevolle gennant. Und diese Namen treffen es auf den Punkt genau: dieser Rowein hat ein unschlagbares Preis-Genussverhältnis.Das verlockende Bukett ist eine Komposition der kühlen Frucht des Cabernet Sauvignon und der warmen Shirazaromen. Die Nase erfreut er mit seiner Komplexität und wird verspielt. Am Gaumen zeigt er sich gleich sehr voll und körperreich mit einer wunderbaren Harmonie aus Holz und Frucht, die von feinwürzigen Aromen von Anis, Mokka und Leder begleitet werden.Aus den verschiedenen Lagen der Regionen Barossa Valley, Padthaway, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Bordertown stammen die Trauben für die Rotwein. Der Cabernet gedeiht in "cool-climate" und der Shiraz in "warm-climat" Regionen. Die Fassreife dauert 13 Monate in den Fässern, in denen bereits der legendäre Grange gereift ist.Weingut: PenfoldsRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorte: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% ShirazInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,5 g/lRestsüße: trockenFassreife: in Barriques gereift (13 Monate)empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18 °CLagerfähigkeit: 10-15 Jahre ab Jahrgang Rotwein > Australien > Barossa Valley


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02/24/2010

Bin 389 Cabernet / Shiraz 2006 - Penfolds : Bin 389 Cabernet / Shiraz 2006 - Rotwein von Penfolds "Baby Grange" oder "Poor Man?s Grange" wird er liebevoll gennant. Und diese Namen treffen es auf den Punkt genau: dieser Rotwein hat ein unschlagbares Preis-Genussverhältnis.Das verlockende Bukett ist eine Komposition der kühlen Frucht des Cabernet Sauvignon und der warmen Shirazaromen. Die Nase erfreut er mit seiner Komplexität und Verspieltheit. Am Gaumen zeigt er sich gleich sehr voll und körperreich mit einer wunderbaren Harmonie aus Holz und Frucht, die von feinwürzigen Aromen von Anis, Mokka und Leder begleitet werden.Aus den verschiedenen Lagen der Regionen Barossa Valley, Padthaway, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Bordertown stammen die Trauben für den Bin 389 Cabernet / Shiraz 2006 von Penfolds. Der Cabernet gedeiht in "cool-climate" und der Shiraz in "warm-climate" Regionen. Die Fassreife dauert 13 Monate in den Fässern, in denen bereits der legendäre Grange gereift ist.Weingut: PenfoldsLand: AustralienRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorte: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% ShirazInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,5 g/lRestsüße: trockenFassreife: in Barriques gereift (13 Monate)empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18 °CLagerfähigkeit: 10-15 Jahre ab JahrgangAuszeichnungen für den Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet / Shiraz 2006:Decanter Silber Rotwein > Australien > Barossa Valley


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08/05/2009

Delightfully rich, fully ripe fruit onslaught and a lush, soft and supple smoothness in the finish. Fantastic winemaking!


External Review
04/21/2010

Tiefes Purpurrot, reiches Fruchtaroma mit deutlichem Vanilleton, vollmundig, würzig und reich im Gaumen mit kräftigen Tanninen. Wuchtiger, aber ausgewogener Wein. (In Australien "poor man's Grange" genannt, da er ähnlich komplex, aber nicht so intensiv und langlebig ist wie sein grosser Bruder.Ebenfalls beliebte Bezeichnung: "Baby Grange".)



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Cabernet / Shiraz blend. Full flavored and persistent across the palate and displaying great balance between fruit oak acid and tannin. Blackberry and blackcurrant fruit flavours courted by mouth puckering Cabernet tannins effortlessly convey chocolatey mocha flavours and cedary oak.

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