Penfolds `Bin 389` Cabernet Shiraz 1996 (6 x 750mL), SA.

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Langton’s Classified: Excellent

Top Vintage

Bin 389 is a very traditional Australian blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz and today it is truly a multi regional blend drawing from as many as seven different regions depending on the vintage. Although quite different to Grange it is unmistakably Penfolds in style, with fleshy, ripe fruit flavours and chary oak. This vintage of Bin 389 is outstanding and will rival the classic vintage of 1990 in the years to come.

Overview

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Langton’s Classified: Excellent

Top Vintage

Bin 389 is a very traditional Australian blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz and today it is truly a multi regional blend drawing from as many as seven different regions depending on the vintage. Although quite different to Grange it is unmistakably Penfolds in style, with fleshy, ripe fruit flavours and chary oak. This vintage of Bin 389 is outstanding and will rival the classic vintage of 1990 in the years to come.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Medium to full red-purple; a dense wine on the bouquet with layers of earth, chocolate, berry and oak. Wonderfully sweet blackberry fruit is offset with sweet chocolate, and rounded off with sweet tannins and oak on the finish mark an exceptionally good Bin 389.

Rating 95 - Drink by 2015 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/1999)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep plum red.

Aroma

A classic Bin 389 nose with massive fruit, smoky oak and tobacco leaf complemented by floral and vanilla bean notes.

Palate

A full-bodied wine. A large burst of concentrated spicy, plummy Cabernet and Shiraz fruit hangs on the mid-palate, leading to a finish that reveals spicy oak, liquorice and packed tannins with lingering flavours of chocolate and fruit.

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