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Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2017 Wine Review

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2017

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2017

South Australia, Australia

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $99.95

Drink: 2019-2030

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Penfolds

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

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A rich, complex, full-bodied red wine blend of 51% Cabernet and 49% Shiraz grapes from one of Australia's best producers. Black cherry liqueur aromas and flavours on the nose and mid-palate. The grapes are grown in Wrattonbully, Barossa, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Robe regions. The wine was matured 12 months in American oak hogshead barrels, of which 40% were new. Penfold's Bin 389 is sometimes referred to fondly as "Baby Grange" as sells for a fraction of the winery's flagship Grange, but still demonstrates superb craftsmanship in the hands of chief winemaker Peter Gago and his team. Pair with grilled meats. Highly recommended. MINE: Penfold's Bin 389 is sometimes referred to fondly as "Baby Grange" as sells for a fraction of the winery's flagship Grange, but just like its parents, it has a good wine pedigree. The Cabernet-Shiraz blend for Bin 389 came from several and very well-known South Australia wine districts: Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Padthaway, Robe, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Clare Valley. The first vintage of Bin 389 was created in 1960. OTHER: Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review: Opaque dark garnet/ruby with delicious dark berries, vanilla and slight mint aromas. Juicy dark berries, spice and oak on a rich, full-bodied, smooth mouthfeel with good structure and elegant finish. A sumptuous Shiraz and a great gift wine. Tasted Nov. 2016. OTHER: This sits in the typical, just cabernet-dominant style (54%) and marries cassis, blueberries, leaves and cedary-dominant aromas with more substantial blackberries and dark cherries, as well as redder tones at the finish. The regional sourcing here is cleverly played and delivers a fleshy, soft and smooth wine in 2017. Long, vanilla laced after-trail. Drink over the next fifteen years. A stallion in the cellar! Score - 94 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Aug. 6, 2019). - Community Wine Reviews

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