Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz
2012

Cellar or enjoy

Drinking well now, but will improve with time ?

Description
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, 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.
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OriginA multi-district blend, South Australia. Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Padthaway, Robe, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Clare Valley.
Maturation18 months in American oak hogsheads (300 litres); 20–30% new, 70–80% 1- and 2-year-old oak, including barrels used for the previous vintage of Grange and Bin 707.
FermentationStainless steel tanks with wax-lined/wooden header boards. Some components complete fermentation in barrel.
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. 
First Vintage1960.
91 points Wine Spectator Magazine (US) Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2012
90+ pointsRobert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2011
96 points2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2010
International Trophy for Best Red Blend over £15 and Gold MedalDecanter World Wine Awards (UK) Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2010
Gold Medal and Trophy - Australian Red Blend – Best Value2013 Decanter Asia Wine Awards (Hong Kong) Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2010
Gold Medal2013 International Wine and Spirits Challenge (UK) Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2010
91 pointsWine Spectator Magazine(US) Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2010
95 points2013 James Halliday's Wine Companion (Australia) Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2009
91 pointsWine Spectator (US) Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2009
95 pointsWine Companion Magazine (Australia) Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2005
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