Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, South Australia, 2017
54% Cabernet Sauvignon 46% Shiraz 12 months in American oak hogsheads 37% new. From McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Padthaway and Wrattonbully.
"This sits in the typical, just cabernet-dominant style (54%) and marries cassis, blueberries, leaves and cedary-dominant aromas with more substantial blackberries and dark cherries, as well as redder tones at the finish. The regional sourcing here is cleverly played and delivers a fleshy, soft and smooth wine in 2017. Long, vanilla-laced after-trail. Drink over the next fifteen years. A stallion in the cellar!" – 94/100 Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com
97 Points - James Halliday
97 Points - Tony Love
96 Points - Andrew Caillard MW
94 Points - Campbell Mattinson
94 Points - Angus Hughson
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 to forge Penfolds solid reputation with red wine drinkers combining the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of Shiraz.