Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz is often referred to as ‘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, by the legendary Max Schubert, this was the wine that helped to forge Penfolds solid reputation with red wine drinkers combining the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of Shiraz. Bin 389 also exemplifies the judicious balance of fruit and oak.
Alcohol Content 14.5%
Aroma Scents of black licorice competing with corned-beef brisket and peppercorn gravy, mushroom duxelle aromatics. Contented oak backstage; notwithstanding, an important supporting role.
Color Vermilion (red), dense to rim.
Food Pairing Braised wagyu beef cheek with du puy lentils, speck, baby spinach and crushed kipfler potatoes roasted in duck fat and Murray River salt.
Grapes 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Shiraz.
Palate 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.
Region Padthaway, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Wrattonbully and Robe