Created by the legendary Max Schubert - creator of Penfolds Grange - 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.
Created by the legendary Max Schubert
Colour Bright, deep-red, with an impenetrable core.
Nose A complex amalgam of fresh mulberry/blueberry/ blackberry fruits laced with soy & malt, and slices of fresh fig & dates. A later residual whiff of panjuices, rosemary & sage. Ripe, yet not overripe with stylish oak!
Taste Textbook structure: tannin, acidity, balance. Upfront, Cabernet & Shiraz fruits intertwine for collective attention, a sweet middle meshed with tea-leaf/olive tapenade flavours. Rounded, ripe and lush tannins and integrated spicy oak usher a finish bereft of any rough edges. Focussed, polished, brooding, inky. No doubt its best lies ahead.
Food matches Argentinean style beef.
Region Major components were sourced from the Barossa Valley and Langhorne Creek, with parcels from Coonawarra and McLaren Vale.
Peak Drinking 2010 - 2035