Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz
152 Ratings
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152 Ratings
Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz

Wine Details

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

Deep plum red; a classic Bin 389 nose with massive fruit, smoky oak, tobacco leaf complemented by floral and vanilla bean notes. A full bodied wine. A large burst of concentrated spicy, plummy Cabernet and Shiraz fruit hangs on the mid-palate, leading to a finish that reveals spicy oak and licorice, with lingering flavours of chocolate and fruit.

Vineyard

Penfolds

Style

Red

Deep plum red; a classic Bin 389 nose with massive fruit, smoky oak, tobacco leaf complemented by floral and vanilla bean notes. A full bodied wine. A large burst of concentrated spicy, plummy Cabernet and Shiraz fruit hangs on the mid-palate, leading to a finish that reveals spicy oak and licorice, with lingering flavours of chocolate and fruit.

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 Advocate
    (From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 110 on Apr-97
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1993 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/96
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine