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2021 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

2021 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

The Australia Collection

2021 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

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. Exemplifying the judicious balance of fruit and oak, Bin 389 highlights the generous mid-palate Penfolds is known for.

Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
Vintage
2021
2021
Volume
750mL
750mL
Awards
97 Points - Andrew Caillard MW
97 Points - Ken Gargett
97 Points - Ray Jordan
19+/20 Points - Matthew Jukes
96 Points - Tyson Stelzer
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2021 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz
$80.00
Price
$80.00
$960.00
Price
$960.00

This wine is imported from Australia. State import laws allow us to ship this wine to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN and WV.

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The Australia Collection

2021 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

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. Exemplifying the judicious balance of fruit and oak, Bin 389 highlights the generous mid-palate Penfolds is known for.

2021 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz
$80.00
Price
$80.00
$960.00
Price
$960.00

This wine is imported from Australia. State import laws allow us to ship this wine to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN and WV.

Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
Vintage
2021
2021
Volume
750mL
750mL
Awards
97 Points - Andrew Caillard MW
97 Points - Ken Gargett
97 Points - Ray Jordan
19+/20 Points - Matthew Jukes
96 Points - Tyson Stelzer

Awards & Accolades

Taste Description

Taste Description

2021 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

Colour

Black core, purple rim.

Nose

A kaleidoscope of aromas. First noted, sweet pastries. Blueberry danish and chocolate croissant. Sugar dusting. The fruits of the forest are quick to emerge, fresh blackberries and mulberries dominant. There is the faintest suggestion of formic acid, Max Schubert would approve. Dried bay leaf, pink peppercorns and black
cardamom add spicy intrigue. The imagination conjures thoughts of rare roast beef with black pepper crust, seared venison loin, coal dust, cocoa powder and
graphite. With a swirl, aniseed/licorice notes become pronounced.

Palate

A flawless integration of the two varietals, neither dominating but working together in harmony. The aroma descriptors deftly match the palate. Flavours of black fruit and red fruit compote abound. Cocoa powder sweetness adds weight to the substantial mid-palate. There are plenty of savoury flavours to balance out the sweetness, with cold sliced salted beef, roast lamb cooking juices and cured pastrami. The tannins are fine, reminiscent of oolong tea, providing plenty of structure. The delicious fruit is married seamlessly with the creamy American oak. A fine seam of acid provides a refreshing lift on the finish.

Vintage conditions

McLaren Vale enjoyed a relatively mild growing season.  The Barossa Valley growing season was also relatively mild with long dry spells. Coonawarra, Wrattonbully and Padthaway in the Southeast all had a favourable start to the growing season. Except for a few wet days in February, the predicted La Niña conditions failed to materialise. Overall, the summer and autumn conditions were cooler than average, allowing grapes to ripen slowly and evenly. An outstanding vintage for both cabernet sauvignon and shiraz.

The Bin 389 Story

Bin 389 is one of Australia’s great cellaring red wines. First produced in 1960, its history is connected with the development of Grange and Max Schubert’s ambition of creating a ‘dynasty of wines which all bear an unmistakable resemblance to each other’. Named after its original binning compartment at Magill cellars, Bin 389 is the most popular wine in the Australian secondary wine market because of its heritage, consistency and reputation.

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