Bin 389 is 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. Bin 389 exemplifies the judicious balance of fruit and oak.
NOSE An immediate ascent of scent – no need to wait or to vigorously swirl this wine to tease out ‘what lies beneath’!
Dark berry fruits consistent to both varietal persuasions, (cabernet and shiraz), overtly courted by elements of
ponzu, soy, sesame and dried shiitake mushroom.
Senses are easily conveyed to a forest after rain – wet bracken, liberated mulch, damp soils. Naturally (new and
used) oak plays a (minor) role in this fanciful aromatic romp.
PALATE Flavours and textures akin to marbled Kobe beef and an earthy accompaniment of black liquorice root and anise.
Structurally bold with little protruding – integrated, fine … and has comfortably already “settled into place”.
‘Appetising’ acidity – a non-intrusive and refreshing granita-like bite/attaque.
Assam tea maltiness and tannins merge with impressions of wet slate, pencil lead/graphite … no doubt somehow
linked to earlier partial barrel fermentation and oak maturation.
Needs time, as per most Bin 389’s at release. Perhaps a little longer for this vintage? Our recommendation –
PEAK DRINKING 2020 – 2046
Exchange, Returns, and Refunds Policy
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For faulty products, Cellarspace Penfolds Cellar offer a 14 DAY REPLACEMENT WARRANTY, from the date you receive your product. They do not offer a satisfaction guarantee on any of their products, however due to their high level of customer service, they will always endeavour to keep customers happy and satisfied.
If your product is faulty, it will be replaced with an identical product. If they cannot replace the product, they will offer you the option of choosing another product of the same value, or provide you with a refund for the total value of the faulty product.
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