Penfolds, Bin 389 Cabernet/Shiraz, 2015

South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, Bin 389 Cabernet/Shiraz, 2015

South Australia, Australia

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  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£47.50
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£47.50

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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 53%, Shiraz 47% Wine Style: Bordeaux Inspired Reds Winemaker: Peter Gago Optimum Drinking: 2017-2035 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Decanter Code: 103021 Alcohol: 14.5%
Estate Notes

Penfolds' Bin 389 Cabernet/Shiraz is often affectionately referred to as ‘Baby Grange’ because components of the wine are matured in the same barrels that held the previous vintage of Grange.

First introduced in 1960, the Bin 389 Cabernet/Shiraz is sourced from grapes grown in the Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra. The Bin 389 has helped to build Penfolds’ solid reputation, and the latest release of this classic wine admirably justifies its legendary status.

Reviews

“Dubbed ‘baby Grange’ because components of the wine are matured in the same barrels that held the previous vintage of Grange. A blend of 53% Cabernet and 47% Shiraz from various regions including the Barossa, Wrattonbully and Coonawarra, this spends twelve months in a mix of new and used American hoghseads. Again, this is deep and dark in colour with spearmint and primary cassis and plum jam on the nose and palate. The oak is well hidden here as cola, iron, blood, tarmac and leather flavours mingle with intent. There's plenty of Cabernet structure balancing out the richness of the Shiraz, with sweet and ever-present tannins. The acidity is à point, leading onto a good long finish.” Decanter Magazine

A savoury, meaty nose with asphalt, but also a definite fruit element (plum and fig). On the palate there’s an enticing sweet fruit hit with chunky tannins and mouth-watering acidity, developing a long and succulent finish. David King