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Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz

9.146 ratings
8.917 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese
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
Scott Taddeo

Strutting it's stuff beautifully

Strutting it's stuff beautifully

1 person found it helpfulDec 7th, 2014
TheElder Pinot

A very robust wine from a hot year, 14%+, and still quite youthful even after 17 years. Great fruit and tannic structure, but lacking any subtlety.

A very robust wine from a hot year, 14%+, and still quite youthful even after 17 years. Great fruit and tannic structure, but lacking any subtlety.

Jul 25th, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.6

Another awesome experience. Taken from notes after long 16 days in Australia. Good structure great body and still had tannins. Very impressive!

Another awesome experience. Taken from notes after long 16 days in Australia. Good structure great body and still had tannins. Very impressive!

Nov 2nd, 2014
Anya Spethmann

Well, that's alright.

Well, that's alright.

Aug 21st, 2014
Travis W

More development than the last bottle but right in the zone. Delicious.

More development than the last bottle but right in the zone. Delicious.

Apr 20th, 2018
Travis W

Bloody beautiful. Almost no signs of age. Rich, perfectly balanced. Brilliant value for money... back then when we bought it. Not now I'm afraid. Good bottles will hold for ages.

Bloody beautiful. Almost no signs of age. Rich, perfectly balanced. Brilliant value for money... back then when we bought it. Not now I'm afraid. Good bottles will hold for ages.

Apr 1st, 2018
Bob McDonald

Note of cardboard indicating TCA otherwise known as cork taint. Not noticeable on the palate and therefore drinkable. This is a massive 389 which is dense and dark- almost black even at 19 years. Aromas of cassis and blackberry. On the palate sweet berry fruit like blackberry jam also chocolate finishing with grainy tannins. Will cruise for another 5 to 10 years.

Note of cardboard indicating TCA otherwise known as cork taint. Not noticeable on the palate and therefore drinkable. This is a massive 389 which is dense and dark- almost black even at 19 years. Aromas of cassis and blackberry. On the palate sweet berry fruit like blackberry jam also chocolate finishing with grainy tannins. Will cruise for another 5 to 10 years.

Nov 9th, 2017
David P

Still rocking after 18 years!

Still rocking after 18 years!

Dec 18th, 2016
cressida greening

showing really well. balanced structure, ripe fruit

showing really well. balanced structure, ripe fruit

Jul 1st, 2016