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Penfolds `Bin 389` Cabernet Shiraz 2006 (2 x 750mL) SA.

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0005-2472211

Part of Sale: Pennies from Heaven ~ Grange, St Henri, Bin 389 & More

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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.

SA - Other South Australian
South 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


Bright, deep-red, with an impenetrable core.


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!


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.

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
r.d - upper caboolture QLD28/05/2019 2.33.23 PM AESTAU $224 11
A.S - NGUNNAWAL ACT23/05/2019 7.05.38 PM AESTAU $219 10
J.P - Mosman NSW22/05/2019 11.15.29 AM AESTAU $209 10
W.H - Richmond VIC21/05/2019 10.02.33 PM AESTAU $129 10
R.M - Highett VIC21/05/2019 8.43.15 PM AESTAU $14 10
B.A - Grange SA21/05/2019 8.35.23 PM AESTAU $9 10
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