Penfolds `Bin 389` Cabernet-Shiraz 1987 (1 x 750mL) SA.

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz has earned a reputation among wine consumers and collectors as an Australian classic. With all its ripe fruit, richness and generosity, the wine has been much loved over several generations of wine drinkers.

Overview

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz has earned a reputation among wine consumers and collectors as an Australian classic. With all its ripe fruit, richness and generosity, the wine has been much loved over several generations of wine drinkers.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Wine Background

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz has earned a reputation among wine consumers and collectors as an Australian classic. With all its ripe fruit, richness and generosity, the wine has been much loved over several generations of wine drinkers.

Predominantly a Barossa Valley wine at one point, the Bin 389 is now a multi-district South Australian blend with fruit sourced from the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Padthaway, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Clare Valley, and more recently, Penfolds' new vineyards in Robe and Bordertown.

Over the last 40 years Bin 389 has developed a strong identity for its consistency, reliability and value. Wine consumers buy it because it's delicious to drink, even when first released. Collectors appreciate it because the wine over-delivers on quality - especially in classic vintages. And, as a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, it's a very Australian style of wine.

Rewards of Patience Tasting Notes 2007

Medium deep red. Redcurrant/ crème brule/ herb garden aromas. The palate has plenty of juicy redcurrant/mocha/herb garden flavours, but the tannins are sinewy and dry. It builds up very leafy and firm. The tannins are unbalanced. Drink up.

Drinking Window: Now.