1990 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz
149 Ratings
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149 Ratings
1990 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz

Wine Description

(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.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2011 Vintage) Dense deep red. Complex and true to House Style… that of the 53 year-old stylistic template of Bin 389. No formula! Brimming with mocha/coffee ground aromatics, heightened by tar/bitumen ‘black’ notes. Appealing char and creamy, vanillin oak detected ever-so-subtly in the background. Naturally, a flurry of fruits, spice and varietal markers abound. In a couple of words, voluminous and powerful.A sensory stratification of layers of taste – separated via time-of-detection and unravelling of flavours. At first, Christmas pudding with roasted nuts, then rare lamb and black olives, then sarsaparilla spice. Tannins awashed, oak absorbed, fruit awakened.

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Expert Reviews
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  • 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 1986 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/90
  • 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 & Spirits
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine