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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. 

Bin 389 is one of Australia’s great cellaring red wines.  First produced in 1960, its history is connected with the development of Grange and Max Schubert’s ambition of creating a ‘dynasty of wines which all bear an unmistakable resemblance to each other’.  

Named after its original binning compartment at Magill cellars, Bin 389 is the most popular wine in the Australian secondary wine market because of its heritage, consistency and reputation. 

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Medium-deep purple red. Crème de cassis, mulberry, praline aromas with a hint of herb, cedar/spice. Fresh seductive mulberry, blackcurrant, praline, herb flavours, plentiful, chocolatey tannins and underlying malty nuances. Finishes firm and cedary with superb fruit sweetness. Lovely density and richness of flavour with a sinuous structure. Compelling potential. Drink now, but best to keep.

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Origin

Magill, South Australia

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