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2014 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

2014 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

95 Points Andrew Caillard
2014 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz
95 Points Andrew Caillard

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Penfolds' Bin 389 is known as 'Baby Grange' for a few reasons. Firstly because the sheer quality of vineyard, fruit and winemaking is so stratospheric that it is now the most cellared wine in Australia. But also because some of its barrels were not new, but second-use...and the first use was for the previous vintage of Grange. Literally steeped in this top wine - yet a legend in its own right - the Bin 389 is outrageous value and highly, highly collectible. Grab this!

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Overview

Grape

53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Shiraz

Its Origins

Penfolds is undoubtedly one of the top wine companies in the world in terms of quality, product range and consistency. Peter Gago has now taken over winemaking responsibilities and a string of good vintages over the past five years has helped Penfolds stay at the top of the Australian wine boom.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Andrew Caillard MW

"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." Drink 2016 - 2030

95/100 Huon Hooke

"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

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.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz Cabernet Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    South Australia

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

  • Maturity

    2016 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

5

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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