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Penfolds Penfolds Bin 389 2001

Member Review by Hemingway:

Notes of leather, espresso and dried currants. This wine is really coming into its own with secondary notes melding nicely with the primary dark fruits. Rich and full mouthfeel and a long finish. Perfect match for rare striploin!

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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: Hemingway
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08/28/2007

Notes of leather, espresso and dried currants. This wine is really coming into its own with secondary notes melding nicely with the primary dark fruits. Rich and full mouthfeel and a long finish. Perfect match for rare striploin!


External Reviews for Penfolds Penfolds Bin 389

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Plump, purple-black fruit fills this sweet, friendly red, a chewy blend thatrsquo;s blunt at first, but grows more satin textured as it opens in the glass. Give this plenty of time in a decanter if you plan to drink it soon; better to cellar it three or four years to let the primary flavors mellow.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2001 Penfolds Cabernet / Shiraz Bin 389 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Ripe and fuzzy, with a thin blanket of tannins around a supple core of blackberry, smoke and spice flavors, persisting nicely on the finish. Best from 2005 through 2010.



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