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Penfolds `Bin 389` Cabernet Shiraz 2009 (4 x 750mL), SA.

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0063-2444206

Part of Sale: Perfectly Aged Penfolds ~ Grange, Bin 707, St Henri & More!

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Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Created by the legendary Max Schubert - creator of Penfolds Grange - Bin 389 is often referred to as `Poor Man`s Grange` or `Baby Grange`, in part because components of the wine are matured in the same barrels that held the previous vintage of Grange.

First made in 1960, this was the wine that helped to build Penfolds solid reputation with red wine drinkers. Combining the structure of Cabernet with the richness of Shiraz, Bin 389 also exemplifies Penfolds skill in balancing fruit and oak.

SA - Other South Australian
South Australia

Expert Reviews

There is true depth of aroma and flavour in this wine, ranging from fragrant florals to menacing black fruits, all offset by sweet spices and well-handled oak; full-bodied, with full-throttle tannins, bright acid and an exceedingly long finish. This will cellar brilliantly, but is not likely to get the chance.

Rating 95 - Drink by 2030 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes


Dense dark red.


At once elevated, the nose is separated from the others in the Penfolds Bin family by the overt high notes of its barrel fermentation contribution. This is archetypal Bin 389 with notes of Maraschino marinated dark berries mixed with dark chocolate, bayleaf, black (Kalamata) olives and roasting pan juices. Oak and charcuterie elements effortlessly fill any aromatic gaps.


Ripe fig, blueberry and dark plum fruit flavours synergise to create an inky/dense palate with no rough edges. The oak, and plush tannins are at one with the wine, elliciting no one dominant feature and a seamless palate.

Stylistically a classic and complex Bin 389 - a proud flag bearer of this traditional Australian style.

Food Matching

Ideal with hearty meat dishes

SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
G.A - Eltham VIC25/10/2016 4.03.22 PM AEDTAU $249 11
R.A - Deakin ACT24/10/2016 8.15.37 PM AEDTAU $219 10
A.B - Fairy Meadow NSW23/10/2016 7.39.35 PM AEDTAU $219 10
S.C - Welland SA22/10/2016 3.40.25 PM AEDTAU $179 10
D.K - Mont Albert VIC19/10/2016 11.48.41 AM AEDTAU $169 10
M.S - St Peters NSW19/10/2016 11.17.10 AM AEDTAU $99 10
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