Penfolds

Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz

9.226 ratings
9.35 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Often referred to as “Baby Grange,” ‘16: blend of 51% Cab Sauv & 49% Shiraz, aged 12 months in American oak, partly in previous-vintage Grange casks. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet and complex spice. On palate juicy blackberry flavors with notes of tobacco, cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, fine ripe tannins, long finish ending with smoky spice, fruit & well integrated with oak, drink over next 10 years+, tasting well, will only get better.

Often referred to as “Baby Grange,” ‘16: blend of 51% Cab Sauv & 49% Shiraz, aged 12 months in American oak, partly in previous-vintage Grange casks. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet and complex spice. On palate juicy blackberry flavors with notes of tobacco, cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, fine ripe tannins, long finish ending with smoky spice, fruit & well integrated with oak, drink over next 10 years+, tasting well, will only get better.

Jan 14th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

Referred to as the “Baby Grange,” blend of about 50/50 Cab Sauv & Shiraz, aged for 12 months in American oak, partly in previous-vintage Grange casks. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet and complex spice. On the palate juicy blackberry flavors with notes of cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, full ripe tannins, long ending with smoky spice, fruit well integrated with oak, drink over next 10 years+, will only get better. Consistent quality, aging well! Tried a few times!

Referred to as the “Baby Grange,” blend of about 50/50 Cab Sauv & Shiraz, aged for 12 months in American oak, partly in previous-vintage Grange casks. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet and complex spice. On the palate juicy blackberry flavors with notes of cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, full ripe tannins, long ending with smoky spice, fruit well integrated with oak, drink over next 10 years+, will only get better. Consistent quality, aging well! Tried a few times!

May 4th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Referred to as the “Baby Grange,” blend of about 50/50 Cab Sauv & Shiraz, aged for 12 months in American oak, partly in previous-vintage Grange casks. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet and complex spice. On the palate juicy blackberry flavors with notes of cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, full ripe tannins, long ending with smoky spice, fruit well integrated with oak, drink over next 10 years+, will only get better. Consistent with ‘16 I just tried.

Referred to as the “Baby Grange,” blend of about 50/50 Cab Sauv & Shiraz, aged for 12 months in American oak, partly in previous-vintage Grange casks. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet and complex spice. On the palate juicy blackberry flavors with notes of cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, full ripe tannins, long ending with smoky spice, fruit well integrated with oak, drink over next 10 years+, will only get better. Consistent with ‘16 I just tried.

Sep 2nd, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Referred to as the “Baby Grange,” blend of about 50/50 Cab Sauv & Shiraz, aged for 12 months in American oak, partly in previous-vintage Grange casks. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet and complex spice. On the palate juicy blackberry flavors with notes of cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, full ripe tannins, long ending with smoky spice, fruit well integrated with oak, drink over next 10 years+, will only get better. Consistent with ‘16 I just tried.

Referred to as the “Baby Grange,” blend of about 50/50 Cab Sauv & Shiraz, aged for 12 months in American oak, partly in previous-vintage Grange casks. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits, sweet and complex spice. On the palate juicy blackberry flavors with notes of cacao and toasty spices. Well balanced with acidity, full ripe tannins, long ending with smoky spice, fruit well integrated with oak, drink over next 10 years+, will only get better. Consistent with ‘16 I just tried.

Jul 30th, 2020
Joss Salgado

A profound and deep red color; high alcohol; jammy red fruits, caramel, chocolate, baked spices, strong tannins, very well balanced and full bodied. A wonderful wine! I’ definitely getting more bottles :)

A profound and deep red color; high alcohol; jammy red fruits, caramel, chocolate, baked spices, strong tannins, very well balanced and full bodied. A wonderful wine! I’ definitely getting more bottles :)

Jan 3rd, 2022
Chris B.

Sumptuous! Sourced from different vineyards and aged just right in American oak, this polished gem is all Cab on the nose. The Shiraz comes out midway through: dark fruit and Earl Grey tea. A vanilla-chocolate swirl envelopes the finish. A smooth criminal, this one...

Sumptuous! Sourced from different vineyards and aged just right in American oak, this polished gem is all Cab on the nose. The Shiraz comes out midway through: dark fruit and Earl Grey tea. A vanilla-chocolate swirl envelopes the finish. A smooth criminal, this one...

Oct 11th, 2020
David Son

Best AU wine ever had

Best AU wine ever had

Jun 10th, 2020
Vanessa

Juicy red and black fruit; mixed berry preserves and candied black cherries; spices like anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice; strong oak and cedar influences; delicate notes of wet clay; reminds me of sipping dark chocolate covered strawberries; chewy tannins and a long finish.

Juicy red and black fruit; mixed berry preserves and candied black cherries; spices like anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice; strong oak and cedar influences; delicate notes of wet clay; reminds me of sipping dark chocolate covered strawberries; chewy tannins and a long finish.

Apr 28th, 2020
Clive McNish

Early days for this one. The ‘16 was very approachable after only a couple of years but this 2017 is going to take a bit more time I think. Plenty of blackcurrant, some aniseed, a little vanilla and oak. Medium but quite drying tannins, nice finish and as this softens over time i think it will really develop. Nice now but probably one to lay down. Will update the score in 10 years 😃 hopefully not during Covid 29!

Early days for this one. The ‘16 was very approachable after only a couple of years but this 2017 is going to take a bit more time I think. Plenty of blackcurrant, some aniseed, a little vanilla and oak. Medium but quite drying tannins, nice finish and as this softens over time i think it will really develop. Nice now but probably one to lay down. Will update the score in 10 years 😃 hopefully not during Covid 29!

Apr 11th, 2020
John Singer

Nose of clove, licorice, and graphite. Tart cherry, leather, soil on the palate. Medium acidity and strong tannins.

Nose of clove, licorice, and graphite. Tart cherry, leather, soil on the palate. Medium acidity and strong tannins.

Feb 8th, 2020