2013 penfolds, bin 389 cabernet shiraz, south australia
Why We're Buying
Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz is a bold, rich, and densely packed red blend with intense fruit flavors. The wine, also known as Baby Grange, has been a part of the Penfolds repertoire for more than six decades. Considering its annual stream of 90+ point ratings from wine critics, it’s sure to be around for many more.
A broodingly youthful "baby Grange" combining chocolate, cassis and blueberry Cabernet aromas with the sweeter, cinnamon, camphor and pepper notes of Shiraz but yet to fully integrate. Substantial and chewy with a firm spine of acidity.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Composed of 51 Cabernet Sauvignon and 49 Shiraz, the Cabernet / Shiraz Bin 389 has a deep garnet-purple color and a nose of cherry and blackberry with a cassis undercurrent plus touches of pencil lead, cedar and Mediterranean herbs. The palate delivers a structured style with a firm, taut backbone, great freshness and a long, iron ore-laced finish.
Plump and generous, with opulent ripe plum, black cherry and fresh mint flavors that gain extra dimension from mocha, gingerbread and toasted cumin seed notes. Shows impressive torque on the long finish. Drink now through 2030.