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Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2020 1.5L

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    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. 

    The fascinating interplay between cabernet sauvignon and shiraz providing not only considerable length and structure, but also width and density. Result... completely filling the palate. A wine with much to offer even in the flush of youth. Under the correct cellaring conditions, the 2020 vintage of Bin 389 will be best enjoyed between 2023-2050.

    Deep crimson. Lovely blackberry, blackcurrant, dark plum aromas with roasted chestnut, chinotto, dark chocolate notes. Generously concentrated and beautifully integrated wine with plentiful blackberry, blackcurrant, fruits, fine slinky/ chocolaty, hint al dente/bitter-sweet tannins, superb mid-palate volume, some inky complexity, lovely mocha/ espresso oak notes and fresh long juicy acidity. Builds up claret firm with graphite minerally notes. Very impressive extract, density and torque. A reference Penfolds wine. McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Padthaway. 12 months maturation in American (33% new) and seasoned oak hogsheads. - Andrew Caillard MW, The Wine Journal, 97 Points

    The Finer Details
    Style - Red Wine
    Varietal - 51% Cabernet, 49% Shiraz
    Country - Australia
    Region - McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Padthaway
    Vintage - 2020
    Bottle Size - 1.5L
    ABV - 14.5