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Created by the legendary Max Schubert - creator of Penfolds Grange - Bin 389 is often referred to as "Poor Man's Gran...Read more...
This is all about a deep roasted, spiced plum note on the nose with tremendous sweetness and depth. On the palate the wine is fresher with a solid,... Read more
SOLID wine. Spice, licorice, leather and smoke in the nose. Nice spice, medium tannins, long finish. Some smokiness. Becoming a big fan of Cab... Read more
Drunk at Matchbox in D.C. with Frank and Aaron. Read more
Food Pairings for Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz
Editorial Reviews for Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz
This is all about a deep roasted, spiced plum note on the nose with tremendous sweetness and depth. On the palate the wine is fresher with a solid, tannic presence supporting dark, liquory black currant and black berry fruits. the finish show a spicy oaky tone with a long, linger layer of vanilla wrapping the olive scented dark fruits. A baby with a promising future. 92pts
SOLID wine. Spice, licorice, leather and smoke in the nose. Nice spice, medium tannins, long finish. Some smokiness. Becoming a big fan of Cab/Syrah blends.
Drunk at Matchbox in D.C. with Frank and Aaron.
First of all, the color is a deep lush garnet red, almost black. The aroma is earthy and leathery. However, the flavor has just a tiny sweet lining, with an intense dark berry flavor - like black cherry and black berries, then ends off with a smokey whisper. This is a seriously intense and punched-in-the-face-with-flavor wine. To be eaten with bold and flavorful foods only.
The color of this wine is rich deep dark purple and is opaque and is most certainly a tooth stainer. The nose gives off hints of chocolate and fresh berries, tea and is herbal and medicinal. On the palate, the front is pure fruit with a port like richness with sinewy tannins over a long smooth finish. Even with its high alcohol levels, there is no heat at all and it is balanced and fresh and very delicious. Do yourself a favor and the next visit to your local market, splurge and seek this one out. It is a cellar candidate for another 15+ years but is accessible and enjoyable today. 93 Points
The best 389 since 1998, and very close to the 1990, 1991 and 1996
External Reviews for Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz
Velvety in texture, with refined tannins surrounding a plush core of currant, huckleberry and peppery spice flavors that linger effortlessly on the finish. Best from 2008 through 2016. 27,000 cases imported. -HS Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 Penfolds Cabernet / Shiraz Bin 389 750ml
Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet / Shiraz 2004: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (13 Monate), lagerfähig 10 - 15 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: PenfoldsRebsorte: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon 47% ShirazRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein
Created by the legendary Max Schubert - creator of Penfolds Grange - Bin 389 is often referred to as "Poor Man's Grange" or "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, this was the wine that helped to build Penfolds' solid reputation with red wine drinkers. Combining the structure of cabernet with the richness of Shiraz, Bin 389 also exemplifies Penfolds skill in balancing fruit and oak. A classic Australian with a clear Penfolds identity.Dense and dark, and, at the time of tasting, still possessing a purple core. The supportive oak sits beautifully, seamlessly integrated. Stewed plum flavors meshed with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and whole black peppercorns. 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 licorice and berried fruits. The 2004 Bin 389 is a true 'Baby Grange' release, as per the original blue-print.Wine Advocate | Robert Parker | October 31, 2007 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 tannisn, and 3-5 years of aging potential. Drink this lengthy blend through 2020.WineReviewOnline.com | Michael Franz | April 24, 2007 Impressive. It boasts a deep ruby/purple hue as well as aromas of cedar, black currants, sweet cherries, licorice, and smoky oak ...elegant and impressively long with a velvety texture. Original Price: $35.00Sale Price: $26.2525% Off Almost Gone!
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