Penfolds `Bin 389` Cabernet Shiraz 2006 (1 x 1.5L Magnum) Boxed

Langton’s Classified: Excellent

Top Vintage

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.

A classic Australian style with a clear Penfolds identity - the 2006 vintage of Penfolds Bin 389 has a red star rating in the Penfolds Rewards of Patience, Sixth edition.

Red stars are awarded to those wines that are considered to be an exceptional vintage.

Overview

Langton’s Classified: Excellent

Top Vintage

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.

A classic Australian style with a clear Penfolds identity - the 2006 vintage of Penfolds Bin 389 has a red star rating in the Penfolds Rewards of Patience, Sixth edition.

Red stars are awarded to those wines that are considered to be an exceptional vintage.

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

Expert Reviews

"Great colour, and as befits the vintage, is an intense and complex wine of great breed; it has many layers of blackberry, blackcurrant, licorice, earth and chocolate, the powerful tannins in balance, the oak likewise. Screwcap."

Rating 96 Drink 2036 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Date Tasted Mar 09

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright, deep-red, with an impenetrable core.

Aroma

A complex amalgam of fresh mulberry/blueberry/blackberry fruits laced with soy & malt, and slices of fresh fig & dates. A later residual whiff of panjuices, rosemary and sage. Ripe, yet not overripe

with stylish oak!

Palate

Textbook structure: tannin, acidity, balance. Upfront, Cabernet & Shiraz fruits intertwine for collective attention, a sweet middle meshed with tea-leaf/olive tapenade flavours. Rounded, ripe and lush tannins and integrated spicy oak usher a finish bereft of any rough edges. Focussed, polished, brooding, inky. No doubt its best lies

ahead. "Floats out of the glass - Cabernet/Shiraz as one, with Grange aromatics and persistence.