Penfolds `Bin 389` Cabernet Shiraz 1988 (1 x 750mL) SA.

The Bin 389 style evolved as a result of experiments, by Max Schubert, in the 1950s to develop a highly individual wine using a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz with compatible oak treatment.

Bin 389 combines the elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of Shiraz and demonstrates the traditional Penfolds' trademark - balance between fruit and oak, giving the wine character and longevity.

Overview

The Bin 389 style evolved as a result of experiments, by Max Schubert, in the 1950s to develop a highly individual wine using a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz with compatible oak treatment.

Bin 389 combines the elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of Shiraz and demonstrates the traditional Penfolds' trademark - balance between fruit and oak, giving the wine character and longevity.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep red.

Aroma

Intense chocolate, mocha and redcurrant aromas with some soy and herb garden notes.

Palate

A long, sustained, richly concentrated palate with chocolate, mocha, redcurrant, spicy flavours and chalky, dry, firm tannins. Fresh and substantial.

Vintage Condition

Bad spring frosts virtually wiped out Padthaway and parts of Eden Valley. The warm summer in South Australia (and dry north of Adelaide) experienced an extremely hot spell in early vintage. Reds overall of good quality but the whites rather plain and forward.

Cellaring Potential

Now to 2013.

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