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

(From 2012 Vintage) Deep red with a good purple tint; the aroma is well integrated with nothing standing out: nicely balanced spice and berry, smoke and toasty-barrel touches, earth and dark-plum and traces of black pepper. The palate is intense and full-bodied, with a good degree of elegance but also plenty of trad Penfolds bite and grip. A superbly rich, balanced and rounded wine.

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