(From 2012 Vintage) Deep colour; the bouquet adds to the expectation with sweet leather a la Hunter Valley, licorice and a caravan of spices. The sheer finesse of the palate brings the wheel full circle; French oak adds to the cedary/savoury/spicy elements behind blackberry and plum fruit.
(From 2005 Vintage) Color: Dense, dark red.Nose: At once elevated, the nose is separated from theothers in the Penfolds Bin family by the overt highnotes of its barrel fermentation contribution. Thisis archetypal Bin 389 with notes of Maraschinomarinated dark berries mixed with darkchocolate, bayleaf, black (Kalamata) olives androasting pan juices. Oak and charcuterie elementseffortlessly fill any aromatic gaps.Palate: The 2005 Bin 389 is complete, full and multidimensionalfrom start to finish, its weigh...
Ken's Wine Guide(From 2005 Vintage) Penfolds has again done a Very Good job making this red blend. It is a very nice follow up to the terrific 2004 vintage. This dark ruby offering opens with a bouquet of dark berries and cherry vani...
Wine Spectator(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/01/2014
Robert Parker(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/21/2014
Wine Spectator(From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/17/2013
Robert Parker(From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/10/2013