Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Barossa Valley Langhorne Creek Coonawarra Mclaren Vale South Australia Australia 2008

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First released in the 60's Bin 389 has to become an icon of the Australia and probably means more to many people than Grange because of its relative affordability and value. The great Aussie blend of Cabernet Shiraz; it is a multi regional South Australian blend that has the Penfolds hallmark of ripeness and richness.

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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

Member Reviews for Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Barossa Valley Langhorne Creek Coonawarra Mclaren Vale South Australia Australia

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Snooth User: Serg  Lyashenko
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4.00 5
01/09/2013

Нотки специй и ягод.


Snooth User: slma
12337326
4.50 5
12/25/2012

Better after one day open. As my brother says, tasted like a whack in the face.


Snooth User: pdtwine
97442818
4.00 5
12/07/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Barossa Valley Langhorne Creek Coonawarra Mclaren Vale South Australia Australia

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Created by the legendary Max Schubert (who also brought Grange to the world), Bin 389 is often referred to as 'Poor Man's Grange' or 'Baby Grange', in part because components of the wine are matured i


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
05/31/2011

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".)


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Dicht und tiefrot. Pulsierende, lebendige Aromen nach Pflaumen, Mocca und Lakritze. Feiner rauchiger Hintergrund und leicht parfümierte Nase. Im Gaumen präsentiert er sich vollaromatisch und äusserst lang anhaltend. Eine ausgezeichnete Balance zwischen Frucht, Holz, Säure und Tannine. Im Abgang nochmals hochlebend und bleibend mit Noten von schwarzen Beeren, Mocca und Zedernholz. Ein typischer Bin 389 mit grossartigem Lagerpotenzial von mehr als 12 Jahren.



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First released in the 60's Bin 389 has to become an icon of the Australia and probably means more to many people than Grange because of its relative affordability and value. The great Aussie blend of Cabernet Shiraz; it is a multi regional South Australian blend that has the Penfolds hallmark of ripeness and richness.

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