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  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Game dishes

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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Wrattonbully, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Robe. 12 months in American oak hogsheads (40% new, 60% 1yo). 14.5%, pH 3.57. TA 6.9g/L. $80 
A formidable wine – it’s every bit the 389 classic, a huge wall of chocolate and tannins. licorice, blue fruits, even some mint, the oak really firm and full. It feels like a barrel sample with that sweetness of mid palate that Penfolds is known for. My only gripe is that its a firm and raw wine now, the oak and Penfolds brand tannins really protruding out. A hard wine to drink immediately, but will make exceptional old bones. 18.3/20, 93/100+

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Magill, South Australia

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 Andrew Graham, Wine Blogger (Australia)  tasted  Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2012  ( Penfolds  )

Wrattonbully, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Robe. 12 months in American oak hogsheads (40% new, 60% 1yo). 14.5%, pH 3.57. TA 6.9g/L. $80 
A formidable wine – it’s every bit the 389 classic, a huge wall of chocolate and tannins. licorice, blue fruits, even some mint, the oak really firm and full. It feels like a barrel sample with that sweetness of mid palate that Penfolds is known for. My only gripe is that its a firm and raw wine now, the oak and Penfolds brand tannins really protruding out. A hard wine to drink immediately, but will make exceptional old bones. 18.3/20, 93/100+

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