Bin 389 is often referred to as the 'Poor Man's Grange' or 'Baby Grange',in part due to the components of the wine being matured in the same barrels that held previous vintages 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. “This is the Bin 389 we’ve been waiting for! How good? Well, that’s for others to say. What we will say, however, is that it is benchmark 389 – certainly the finest of this new millennia, and one that will jostle with the reputations of the Bin 389 big names (sorry, vintages) of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s!” “Now in its sixth decade, ‘Baby Grange’ asserts its own identity and commands its own following.