Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2015

Deep dense magenta.

The very first impression? Instantly Penfolds. Some barrel-ferment nuances perhaps? A formic lift, V.A., regressive oak? Maybe all listed are guilty partners!

Higher notes reveal custard tart and brûlée, courting meaty pan-scrapings/juices. Yet beneath, a darker edge – black pudding, sweetbread, asphalt.

Moreover, not just an ‘offal’ offering – an aromatic veil of satsuma plum, fig and quince paste aromatics liberally sprinkled above. Enticing, inviting. A taste continuum of assorted flavours and textures. A spoil of fruits meshed with a grain-like paste – chaff/oats/barley/wheat germ....

At once chewy and succulent, heightened by a mouth-watering acidity and overt 2015 ‘elongated’ tannins. Oak barely perceivable. An interesting ‘package’ whereupon nothing stands out! A ‘balanced completeness’!

In stock
SKU
9310297011247
Regular Price $89.99 Now Only $79.99
Dozen:$959.88
Penfolds Wine

Find out more about Penfolds Wine

DELIVERY INFORMATION

SPEND $200 & GET FREE DELIVERY TO MOST OF AUSTRALIA

TYPICAL DELIVERY TIMES & RATES

*NOT GUARANTEED*

Victoria 1-2 business days

11 Items/Bottles or Less $11 Per Order

12 Items/Bottles or More FREE

ACT & New South Wales 2-3 business days

11 Items/Bottles or Less $11 Per Order

12 Items/Bottles or More $5 Per Order

Queensland 3-4 business days

11 Items/Bottles or Less $11 Per Order

12 Items/Bottles or More $15 Per Order

Tasmania 4-5 business days

11 Items/Bottles or Less $17 Per Order

12 Items/Bottles or More $15 Per Order

South Australia 4-5 business days

11 Items/Bottles or Less $11 Per Order

12 Items/Bottles or More $5 Per Order

Western Australia 5-10 business days

11 Items/Bottles or Less $16 Per Order

12 Items/Bottles or More $15 Per Order

Northern Territory 5-10 business days

11 Items/Bottles or Less $35 Per Order

12 Items/Bottles or More $40 Per Order

*Note some bundles considered one item*

Orders are despatched within 1 to 2 business days. We may withhold despatch due to forecast weather conditions or events that may impact on the integrity of the products. Should we be un-able to despatch your order within a reasonable timeframe we will contact you.

For urgent deliveries call us to discuss your options.

International Deliveries Enquire Here

(Due to restrictions on importations
we cannot ship to all countries)

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 by the legendary Max Schubert, this was the wine that helped forge Penfolds reputation with red wine drinkers by combining the structure of cabernet sauvignon with the richness of shiraz. Bin 389 also exemplifies the judicious balance of fruit and oak.

53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Shiraz from the regions of Wrattonbully, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Robe, Padthaway. Maturation: 12 months in American oak hogsheads (32% new, 37% 1-y.o., 31% 2-y.o.)

Autumn and early winter rainfall were above the long-term average. Rain stopped abruptly in early August with only light showers observed throughout spring. The dry and cool spring period affected canopy growth early in the season. Warm and dry conditions during flowering and fruit-set resulted in rapid grapevine growth and early flowering. A high rainfall event occurred in Coonawarra in January, mostly falling outside of veraison, and February delivered weekend heat spikes. Wrattonbully had a warm and generally dry ripening end to the season which allowed for the development on strong varietal flavours.

Reviews & Accolades

“A classic vintage with brilliant aromatic complexity, proportion and balance. “Pound for pound”, probably the wine of the 2017 release.”
98 Points - Andrew Caillard MW
More Information
Case Qty6
ABV14.5%
BrandPenfolds Wine
ColorRed
VarietyCabernet Shiraz
Vintage2015
Country of ManufactureAustralia
RegionSouth Australia
StateSouth Australia
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price$105.00
Dozen Buy$959.88
Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account