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The Story

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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Medium-deep purple red. Fresh juicy cassis, blackberry, brambly aromas with some herb/leafy notes. Tightly structured, well concentrated and expressive with blackberry, graphite, brambly flavours and classic fine-grained tannins. Finishes firm with a long flavourful tail. Wonderful vinosity and energy. A top Penfolds vintage. Should continue to evolve for decades. Drink now but best to keep.

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Magill, South Australia

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2004  ( Penfolds  )

Medium-deep purple red. Fresh juicy cassis, blackberry, brambly aromas with some herb/leafy notes. Tightly structured, well concentrated and expressive with blackberry, graphite, brambly flavours and classic fine-grained tannins. Finishes firm with a long flavourful tail. Wonderful vinosity and energy. A top Penfolds vintage. Should continue to evolve for decades. Drink now but best to keep.

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