Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Barossa Coonawarra Langhorne McLaren South Australia
Penfolds were at the genesis of Australian viticulture and remain unique, in that they can still source fruit from some of the nation's oldest and most distinguished vineyards. Created by the legendary Max Schubert, Bin 389 is one of Australia's most cherished wines, referred to as the poor man's baby Grange, in part because components are matured with the same barrels which held the previous vintage of Grange. First made in 1960, this was the wine that helped build Penfolds solid reputation with enthusiasts of Australian first growth icon reds.
As always, the star performer in the Penfolds Bin lineup, consistently hitting the value and quality sweet spot of Penfold reds. Well worth queuing up for, this famous wine is a cepage of Cabernet and Shiraz grown to some of the finest vineyards in Australia. Built to a satisfying and consistent styling, Bin 389 has been revered by generations of wine drinkers and continues to deliver in terms of quality. Major components this year are from Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale. Grapes are selectively harvested parcel by parcel, pursuing full flavours, structure and balance. Maturation for thirteen months in a combination of new and prior use American oak hogsheads. Alcohol 14.5%
Vibrant dark rose petal colour. Perfumed nose of rose petals and lavender, fresh strawberries and raspberry complemented by pomegranates and rosewater. The fruit is supported by delicate spice and dried savoury herbs, the oak is balanced and sweet. A warming, vibrant palate offering fleshy red cherry characters and mouth filling textures. Seductive and creamy, balanced by supple tannins and charming natural acidity.