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Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2021

South Australia

Sale price
HK$398   each
Regular price
RRP HK$650 
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HK$388  in any 6+
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40% off rrp
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Palate Profile

Bin 389 was often referred to as ‘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 forge Penfolds reputation with red wine drinkers by combining the structure of cabernet sauvignon with the richness of shiraz. Exemplifying the judicious balance of fruit and oak, Bin 389 highlights the generous mid-palate Penfolds in known for.

Critic Awards

Classical Bin 389 with intense blackberry, dark chocolate, mocha aromas and roasted almond, roasted chestnut, hint sesame nuances. Generous, smooth and velvety with ample blackberry, dark chocolate, roasted chestnut/ roasted walnut, grilled nut flavours, fine looseknit chocolaty tannins, beautifully integrated oak complexity and sinuous long fresh minerally saline acidity. A superb vintage which will develop and improve further with bottle age. A keeper.

This is a truly great 389, perhaps the best ever. A blend of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully and Padthaway. Dark maroon in colour, the aromas include plums, mulberries, mocha, leather, tobacco leaves, dry herbs and hints of a freshly rolled cigar plus a touch of blueberries. Finesse yet intensity, focus and direction, and balance. Notes of chocolate, licorice and blueberries emerge on the palate. Wonderful stuff, the score that has every chance of going even higher.

A wine of great generosity and power that is typical of this famous blend and bin. It’s from multi regions and typically has been matured in 100% American oak of which 37% was new. Plush dark fruits with hints of licorice, peppery savouriness and little of that crushed ants character that has been synonymous with this wine and its big brother Grange. There’s a delightful, sweet chocolate richness with plump ripe fruit evident. Has a rich compote of fruit character.

Region and Grapes

Region: South Australia
Grapes: 51% cabernet sauvignon, 49% shiraz
ABV: 14.5%

Cellaring Potential

Best from 2025 – 2055

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