Penfold's Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz
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Penfold's Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz - 2018

Item # 53624 750mL
$71.99/ Single Bottle
$431.94 $388.75/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

Delightfully rich, fully ripe fruit onslaught and a lush, soft and supple smoothness in the finish.


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Bin 389 was often referred to as ‘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, this was the wine that helped forge Penfolds reputation with red wine drinkers by combining the structure and sweetness of Cabernet with the savory richness of Shiraz. Shiraz/Cab blends are among some of my favorite wines and this one is a stellar example. Full-bodied, with cherry flesh complementing the sterner cassis and tobacco notes, it's supple enough to be approachable now, yet with the concentration and requisite dusty tannins on the long finish to support more than a decade of aging. I would suggest pairing with big proteins, think dry-aged ribeye and miso roasted Brussel sprouts, or a rack of lamb with a port and veal demi-glace reduction. -Simon G

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