Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz
£57.99 – £324.99
Year on year this never fails to impress. The complexity, solidity and balance here shines brightly, even when lined up alongside other stellar Penfolds offerings. The nose is deep, full of liquorice intensity and well-packed dark fruits infused with fine-grained tree bark. The palate is closed-in, but the quality of rich blackcurrant and dark plum fruit is unmissable
The 2016 Cabernet / Shiraz Bin 389 is a blend of 51% Cabernet and 49% Shiraz, the least amount of Cabernet you’ll ever see in this bottling. It’s dark and stolid, with notes of cassis and blackberry along with touches of vanilla and cedar. Full-bodied and dense, it’s firmly in the Penfolds style and the style of this particular bottling, which always ages well, even if it’s not the flashiest or most flamboyant offering from Penfolds. At more than 14,000 cases for the United States, it should be relatively easy to find.
Joe Czerwinski – 03/10/2018 – Wine Advocate