PENFOLDS BIN 389 CABERNET SAUVIGNON / SHIRAZ 2014

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PENFOLDS BIN 389 CABERNET SAUVIGNON / SHIRAZ 2014 is available to buy in increments of 1
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Shiraz
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.
96/100 Campbell Mattinson​, The Wine Front (2014 Vintage)
"In a word: yes. It’s a complete wine. It’s drenched in fruit and groans with tannin. It lays dark-but-powdery chocolate notes over blackcurrant, soy, mint and plum. There’s a leafiness, almost a spiciness, but it’s gentle, it’s seamless. It’s powerful but neat; it’s silk wrapped around an anvil. No fuss. No hesitation. This release sees Penfolds Bin 389 in top form."
95/100 Andrew Caillard MW (2014 Vintage)
"Deep colour. Intense blackberry, mulberry praline aromas with liquorice notes. Dense and voluminous with dark plum, blackberry, mulberry flavours, plentiful fine grained textures, and praline, roasted chestnut, mocha/ espresso notes. Finishes chocolaty firm with bitter-sweet chinotto notes. A very seductive wine, well and truly in the 389 groove, with lovely richness, presence, oak balance and density to develop further. 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Shiraz. Now-2030."
95/100 Huon Hooke (2014 Vintage)
"Deep, dark red/purple colour and a mysterious, foresty, profound and savoury complexity of aromas. Cabernet doesn't drive the wine and it seems androgynous, especially after the very varietal Bin 407. The palate is powerful, mightily intense and relatively high in acid. The wine is certainly noticeably more acidic than the other reds tasted at the Penfolds icon launch. It's a bit angular today. Very firm and tight, tense, and quite unready. (Higher than usual new oak: 53%)"
96/100 James Halliday (2014 Vintage)
"First made in ’60, and for long called ‘poor man’s Grange’, a strange name for a $90 wine. It’s always been a varietal and regional blend, once matured in hand-me-down Grange barrels, but no longer. There is much conjecture about the amount of Dom Perignon made each year, and the same is true of this wine. A bottle number could cause embarrassment. It’s seriously good, its palate of black fruits, licorice, oak and earth held tight by tannins as only Penfolds can make. 14.5% alc."


 


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