(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.
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 GuidePenfolds 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...