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Penfolds Cabernet-Shiraz Bin 389 2010

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Penfolds Wines Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Bin 389 South Australia 2010

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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 Cabernet-Shiraz Bin 389

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Snooth User: dolorosa
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4.00 5
02/28/2008

Easily one of my favorite wines to date. The flavor is robust and well-balanced and the bottle can usually be found in the mid-$20's at BevMo. Definitely worth the cost.


External Reviews for Penfolds Cabernet-Shiraz Bin 389

External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
04/10/2013

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz displays pure cassis and black cherry cordial aromas underlying notes of aniseed, violets, pepper and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is voluptuous and wonderfully balanced between


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 Tanninen. 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.


External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

Flavors of stewed plum meshed with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and peppercorns, well defined tannins and oak.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

Supple, focused, expressive and refined, with ripe black cherry, dark plum, coffee and savory spice notes that cascade into the long, fascinating finish. Drink now through 2020.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz displays pure cassis and black cherry cordial aromas underlying notes of aniseed, violets, pepper and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is voluptuous and wonderfully balanced between vibrant acid and a medium level of fine tannins. It finishes long and spicy and shows ageing potential. Drink it from 2014 to 2022+.


External Review
11/14/2013

14 months in new American oak. TA 6.6 g/l pH 3.62. Super smooth beautiful poise. Subtle oak integration. Light spiciness. Faultlessly drinkable so appealing. It s sort of the antithesis of natural wine really controlled and with a shiny sheen. That s not a criticism but I could understand if some people thought it too normal . 17/20 (RH) Jancis Robinson.


External Review
11/04/2014

Deep garnet-purple in color the 2010 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz displays pure cassis and black cherry cordial aromas underlying notes of aniseed violets pepper and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied the palate is voluptuous and wonderfully balanced between vibrant acid and a medium level of fine tannins. It finishes long and spicy and shows ageing potential. Drink it from 2014 to 2022+. 92+ -Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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