(From 2013 Vintage) 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, by the legendary Max Schubert, 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 judiciously balancing fruit and oak.
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.