Penfolds

Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz

9.2768 ratings
9.0107 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
Top Notes For
Stephen Howell

Manager Vintage Cellars Applecross, Perth, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)

9.4

Not your average day trying this one.
1998, Awesome!
Ultra fine and soft tannins carpet a well balanced mouthful of stewed plums with an acidity that is still very fresh. Maybe four years older than I would choose to drink it but still loved it.

Not your average day trying this one.
1998, Awesome!
Ultra fine and soft tannins carpet a well balanced mouthful of stewed plums with an acidity that is still very fresh. Maybe four years older than I would choose to drink it but still loved it.

Jul 31st, 2017
Craig Mitchell

Big Aussie blend. This one a touch subdued from a fruit point of view but a big lick of alcohol and big tannins.

Big Aussie blend. This one a touch subdued from a fruit point of view but a big lick of alcohol and big tannins.

Jul 24th, 2017
Patrick Dolan

51% cab 49% Shiraz. It's a baby grange made from grape that don't make ultra hard and expensive grange classification and uses same barrels. Very rich stewed fruits and notes of blackberry and raspberry. Smooth and complex with outstanding finish and overall taste.

51% cab 49% Shiraz. It's a baby grange made from grape that don't make ultra hard and expensive grange classification and uses same barrels. Very rich stewed fruits and notes of blackberry and raspberry. Smooth and complex with outstanding finish and overall taste.

9 people found it helpfulFeb 19th, 2013
Michael Short

On my deathbed I wish to be surrounded by loved ones... and a few bottles of Penfolds Bin 389

On my deathbed I wish to be surrounded by loved ones... and a few bottles of Penfolds Bin 389

4 people found it helpfulDec 16th, 2015
Rob Mondavi

Owner/President of Winemaking Folio Fine Wine Partners

8.1

Adequate wine, good value. Loads of fruit.

Adequate wine, good value. Loads of fruit.

2 people found it helpfulJan 8th, 2014
Jeff Bishop

I love running in to Aussies in Napa. Especially one's that work for Penfold's.

I love running in to Aussies in Napa. Especially one's that work for Penfold's.

2 people found it helpfulJun 9th, 2013
Steve Batterham

Full and bold flavour, peppery with plenty of life left in this Shiraz blend

Full and bold flavour, peppery with plenty of life left in this Shiraz blend

1 person found it helpfulJun 21st, 2015
Shelly Bradley

Robust with a thick lingering finish! Great with Bison meat and Elk!

Robust with a thick lingering finish! Great with Bison meat and Elk!

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2015
Scott Taddeo

Strutting it's stuff beautifully

Strutting it's stuff beautifully

1 person found it helpfulDec 7th, 2014
Hylton Heeld

Inky deep red just starting to turn to brick, intense rich berry fruit nose with chocolate. Palate perfectly balanced between fruit and vanilla oak. Great length, superb now. Can't see it improving from here.

Inky deep red just starting to turn to brick, intense rich berry fruit nose with chocolate. Palate perfectly balanced between fruit and vanilla oak. Great length, superb now. Can't see it improving from here.

1 person found it helpfulMay 4th, 2014