Penfolds Bin 389 2016


Huon Hooke 96 Points!
Wine Front 96 Points!

Australia, South Eastern Australia
750mL
#Red  #Shiraz / Syrah  #Shiraz Blend  #Penfolds  #Penfolds Bin 389 (Various Vintages)  #Rest of Australia  #South Eastern Australia  

Details

"Deep, dense red/purple colour, with a bouquet of rich spice and chocolate and dark fruit aromas all well-balanced in the mix. The berries of cabernet and the earthy/spice of shiraz are both identifiable. It's a very full-bodied, rich, dense, concentrated wine, with lashings of tannins which are firm and gripping on the finish. A very long carry. A very big wine, massively structured and impressive, with great power and ageing potential. A wine that manages to tread the fine line between big structure and softness and accessibility. Still, I would cellar it a few years before broaching. (51% cabernet sauvignon, 49% shiraz) Drink 2021 to 2046."


Huon Hooke, 96 Points


 Wine Front 96 Points!


"You look at the Bin 407 release from this vintage and think: that’s how it’s done. And then you add shiraz, and call it Bin 389, and the palate is boosted, the length is still there, the tobacco notes still light up, and with vanilla and cherry-plum notes tickling the cassis into a riot it suddenly feels irrepressible, like the premiership’s a cakewalk. It’s not a John Holmes wine; it’s not overdone. It’ a wine to slip through your defences, is what it is. It’s a cracker. This is why you blend cabernet with shiraz."


Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, September 2018


"Sumptuous and stylish; dark plums, cassis and redcurrants and polished oak backed by notes of baked earth. Long and focused, with a fiery core of impactful fruit and a crunchy spine of drying tannins backed by spicy, meaty undertones, it finishes with drive and structure. A genuine Bin 389. Drink 2036-2046+"


Jeremy Oliver, 95 Points