Penfolds Bin 389 2012
$8999each
$1079DOZEN
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Fruit CabernetSauv Shiraz
Regions Wrattonbully Barossa McLaren Langhorne Robe
  South Australia
Each $89.99
$1079.00
Currently out of stock
Outstanding Langtons Classification. The Poor man's baby Grange, so called because components of Bin 389 are matured in the same barrels which held the previous vintage of Grange. First made in 1960, this was the wine that helped to build Penfolds solid reputation with true red wine enthusiasts. Combining the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of Shiraz, Bin 389 articulates the skill of the Penfolds team in balancing fruit with oak. Sculptured tannins, length, weight and texture sit well. Embellishment is never required, experiencing is believing.
Bin 389 is the Australian Grand Vin, a selection of the best parcels from the finest vineyard sites, by a winemaking team steeped in the ethos and tradition of a great Australian style. Berries that are characterised by thick skins, royal purple in colour, offering elegant flavours derived from ideal growing conditions, Cabernet Sauvignon provides the structure and palate length. Shiraz grapes, akin to small black pearls, provide the intensity, opulence and flesh. A collation of fruit from Wrattonbully and the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Robe, the final assemblage is treated to a year's maturation in a high proportion of new American oak hogsheads.
TASTING NOTES
Deep and dense earthy red. Exotic and unctuous nose of date and prunes, dried middle eastern fruits, spices abound, musk, mustard powder, curry and vanillin, Moroccan spice. Focussed, tight and fresh palate, confiture and marzipan, liquorice and aniseed flavours, roasted meats, enhanced by barrel ferments and sensitive oak. Slatey unobtrusive tannins contribute character and length. A classy Bin 389, elegant and refined.
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More About Penfolds Wines
Penfolds was founded by a young English doctor who migrated to one of his country's most distant colonies a century and a half ago
Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold was born in 1811, the youngest of 11 children. He studied medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, graduating in 1838. Like many doctors before and since, Dr Penfold had a firm belief in the medicinal value of wine. Before he left Britain he had obtained vine cuttings from the south of France and these were planted around the site of the modest stone cottage he built with his wife, Mary, at Magill on the outskirts of Adelaide in 1845. The couple called this house The Grange, after Mary's home in England. Penfolds»