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177 Ratings
Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz
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Wine Description

(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.

Winemaker's Notes

Lively. Intense, generous and vibrant fruits—with volume! Stewed quince, rhubarb and loquat laced with cocoa, cedary oak. Mouth-coating, ripe tannins augment an even and sweet palate continuum…textured and complete.

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 2010 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/17/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/10/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1986 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/90