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
Winery Tasting Notes
Vermilion (red), dense to rim.
A Penfolds nose with all the trimmings—formic/ferric, barrel-ferment complexities, soy and demi-glace pan scrapings. Scents of black licorice competing with corned-beef brisket and peppercorn gravy, mushroom
duxelle aromatics. Contented oak backstage; notwithstanding, an important supporting role.
Lively. Intense, generous and vibrant fruits—with volume! Stewed quince, rhubarb and loquat laced with cocoa, cedary oak. Mouth-coating, ripe tannins augment an even and sweet palate continuum… textured and complete. Structurally, everything in place, in tune.
Braised wagyu beef cheek with du puy lentils, speck, baby spinach and crushed kipfler potatoes roasted in duck fat and Murray River salt.