Bin 389 combines the elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of Shiraz and demonstrates the traditional Penfolds' trademark - perfect balance between fruit and oak, to produce a wine with rich varietal characters and cellaring potential. All these features combine to give Bin 389 its reputation for quality and value for money.
The 1993 Penfolds Cabernet Shiraz Bin 389 is a powerful, stylish wine made with long term cellaring in mind.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
"Full red-purple; dense, nicely ripened dark berry/dark chocolate fruit aromas with powerful but integrated oak on the bouquet; there is an array of fruit flavours running through dark cherry, mint, dark plum and hints of spice in the mouth, with the hallmark Penfolds tannins and well-handled oak."
Rating 92 Drink 2015 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Date Tasted Oct 96
Penfolds' 1993 Cabernet/Shiraz Bin 389 might be one of the finest under $20 wine currently available. The wine exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color, as well as a sweet, spicy nose of black fruits, cedar, pepper, and fruitcake-like aromas. Full-bodied, fleshy, rich, long, and supple, with low acidity, this boldly-flavored wine should continue to drink well for a decade.
Rating 91 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (APR/1997)
Winery Tasting Notes
Smoky, plummy, cedar, polished leather, mint aromas.
Sweet redcurrant, dried plum, dark chocolate, leathery flavours and dry, grainy, loose-knit tannins. Finishes firm and minty.