Penfolds `Bin 389` Cabernet-Shiraz 1998 (3 x 750mL) SA.

Langton’s Classified: Excellent

Top Vintage

The Bin 389 style combines the elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of Shiraz and demonstrates a typical Penfolds balance between fruit and oak in a richly flavoured wine with medium to long-term cellaring potential. Maintenance of the style is paramount, and the proportions of the two varieties can vary widely.

Penfolds `Bin 389` Cabernet-Shiraz 1998 (3 x 750mL) SA.

Lot No: 0069-2446332

Langton’s Classified: ExcellentTop Vintage

The Bin 389 style combines the elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of Shiraz and demonstrates a typical Penfolds balance between fruit and oak in a richly flavoured wine with medium to long-term cellaring potential. Maintenance of the style is paramount, and the proportions of the two varieties can vary widely. (234100-56)

$34.67
per Bottle

$104
per package

Overview

Langton’s Classified: Excellent

Top Vintage

The Bin 389 style combines the elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of Shiraz and demonstrates a typical Penfolds balance between fruit and oak in a richly flavoured wine with medium to long-term cellaring potential. Maintenance of the style is paramount, and the proportions of the two varieties can vary widely.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dense, opaque purple/black.

Aroma

Unabashed, fleshy blueberry and mulberry fruits leap from the glass, entwined with liquorice and soy.

Palate

Substantial weight and structure, powerful yet controlled. Generous fruits, with dark chocolate, fresh leather, coffee grounds and anise flavours. Pronounced but fine tannins and classy, integrated oak complete a balanced, structured palate.

Wine Background

Bin 389 is known as ‘poor man’s Grange’ (‘baby Grange’ in the U.S.) because components of the wine are matured in the same barrels that held the previous year’s Grange.

Created along with the other Penfolds ‘Bin’ wines (28, 128 and 707) out of Max Schubert’s experimentation during the 1950s and 1960s, Bin 389 (first vintage 1960) is the wine that built Penfolds’ solid reputation with the average wine drinker.

The Bin 389 style combines the elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of Shiraz and demonstrates a typical Penfolds balance between fruit and oak in a richly flavoured wine with medium to long-term cellaring potential. Maintenance of the style is paramount, and the proportions of the two varieties can vary widely.

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