Penfold Bin 389 2008 Cabernet Shiraz 750ml

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.

First made in 1960, 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 balancing fruit and oak. "Snugly nestled somewhere between the poise of '96 and thepower of '98 Bin 389, when these Cabernet Shiraz blends were at this age in the last millennium! As always, the star performer in the Penfolds Bin line-up, consistently hitting the value & quality sweet-spot of Penfolds reds. Worth queuing up for..." Penfolds Chief Winemaker - Peter Gago.

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Tasting Notes
Colour A dense, dark, dark purple core.
Nose An instant allure, an inviting & tempting aromatic advance. A veritable baker's / winemaker's kitchen: Firstly, scents of freshly baked & dressed Black Forest Cake, replete with dark chocolate and assorted berries, cherries. Then, aromas of Bread & Butter Pudding / Nut Loaf, adorned with dates, sultanas and walnuts. Brazenly hovering above - wafts of fresh pipe tobacco coupled with higher notes of beeswax polished leather.
Taste Lush, expansive & succulent. Balanced, lingering - colluded via conspiring tannins lurking behind masses of blackcurrant & mulberry fruits and a mix of liquorice and mocha. Oak is completely absorbed, yet barrel-ferment complexities still stake their claim. Firm, Formidable, Feisty ... a bottled & binned. Bin 389 impatiently awaiting its release.
Food matches Mayura Wagyu, sweet corn, house sprouted legumes and crisp sprout leaves (Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant, Spring Menu 2010)
Region South Australia - with parcels from Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale.
Peak Drinking 2013 - 2036

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