Penfolds Bin 389 Premier 2005

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Aromen nach Pflaumen, Mocca und Eiche. Feiner rauchiger Hintergrund und leicht parfümierte Nase. Im Abgang nochmals hochlebend und bleibend mit Noten von schwarzen Beeren, Mocca und Zedernholz.

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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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Member Reviews for Penfolds Bin 389 Premier

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Snooth User: solomania9
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4.00 5
02/02/2010

Beautiful dark red color with a bit of aged yellowing at the glass. Cherry with hints of pepper in the nose. Huge ripe round red fruit with a syrupy oaky finish. For the price, or really any price, it's amazing stuff. Crowd pleaser!


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: MarioRobles
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5.00 5
03/06/2009

Still a baby which (according to the critics) will challenge the great 1998 - and that's saying something - 95/100


Snooth User: krisptoria
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3.00 5
12/14/2008

First off, I am terrible at describing wines. I just know what I like. I had the Penfolds Bin 389 2004 about a year ago, and loved it. I saw this at the store, and thinking it was the same thing, grabbed a few bottles. It wasn't until I got home that I realized it was a different vintage. It's definitely not as good as the 2004, but still delicious.


Snooth User: Aussieguy73139
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5.00 5
06/11/2009

Another great Aussie! Has plenty of depth and dimension. Will cellar for at least ten years and mature to a wonderful 389. For a taste now, I recommend decanting, but careful cellaring will reward with a fanatsic wine. I recommed checking www.penfolds.com.au for tasting notes from the wine makers, along with cellaring potential for all their wines.


Snooth User: j4k2
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4.50 5
10/22/2009

A Classic Penfolds. My first experience was in a private tour of the Magill Estates on the outskirts of Adelaide winery tour. I have picked this up ever since as my favorite all around wine - it is consistently one of the best classic Shiraz/Cab Sav Blends with wonderfully smooth finish on the pallete. At $25-30US it is well worth the price.


Snooth User: DSIERRA1587
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5.00 5
03/09/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Penfolds Bin 389 Premier

External Review
04/21/2010

Aromen nach Pflaumen, Mocca und Eiche. Feiner rauchiger Hintergrund und leicht parfümierte Nase. Im Abgang nochmals hochlebend und bleibend mit Noten von schwarzen Beeren, Mocca und Zedernholz.


External Review
04/21/2010

Im Gaumen weist der Wein eine grossartige Balance auf zwischen einer wunderbaren Fruchtigkeit und feinen Eichentönen. Ein würziger Wein mit integrierten Tanninen und einem langen und fruchtigen Abgang.


External Review
02/24/2010

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet / Shiraz 2005: Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (13 Monate), lagerfähig 10 - 15 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: PenfoldsRebsorte: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon , 48% ShirazRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


External Review
04/09/2008

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



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