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Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2012

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
Region: Multi-Regional Blend including Wrattonbully & Barossa Valley , SA
Vintage: 2012

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. Focussed/tight/fresh...perhaps most impacted by the blend’s Cabernet fruits and vibrant acidity? Confiture, marzipan, liquorice and aniseed flavours couple with those of roasted white meats - enhanced by barrel fermentation, sensitive oak accompaniment. Slatey tannins (not blocky) are splashed unobtrusively, yet propel length and character.  

Awards:

Deep, dense crimson-purple; the profound bouquet offers every kind of black fruit yet leaves space for complex secondary characters to emerge given time — lots of it. The palate takes all this and adds barrel ferment characters of licorice and wild herb. Arguably the bargain of the release. Drink to 2040.
97 points  James Halliday – The Australian

$148.00 Inc. GST

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