Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2007

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2007

Sale price$142.95
Coonawarra, McLaren Vale & Others, South Australia, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon (54%), Shiraz (46%)

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Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2007

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Producer: Penfolds

Country: Australia

Region: Multi Regional SA

Vintage: 2007

Critic Score: 94

Alcohol: 14.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2035

Powerful, very ripe and has generous alcohol, but not overdone - Huon Hooke

Penfolds Bin 389 is 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. It is named after its original binning compartment at Magill cellars. 

"Well balanced and good to drink (even now) with a toasty savoury finish. It's a wine that delivers a lot of satisfaction and plenty of 389ishness (to coin a new phrase). Played well, done good. Top result."  Gary Walsh

The 2007 Bin 389 is a blend of 54% cabernet sauvignon and 46% shiraz from premium vineyards in Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Padthaway and Barossa. The wine was matured for 12 months in 39% new American oak hogsheads, with the balance in seasoned American oak.

"Medium-deep crimson. Intense blackberry, dried leaf and dark chocolate aromas with inky graphite notes. Generous, dense and chocolaty with deep-set blackberry, dark chocolate and leafy flavours, fine persistent chocolaty tannins and espresso oak notes. A sappy dry finish. Drinking well, but will improve with time. Peak drinking to 2036. 

Wine region map of South Australia

South Australia

South Australian is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. It is home to more than 900 wineries across 18 wine regions. The regions are Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Plains, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Currency Creek, Eden Valley, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Mount Benson, Mount Gambier, Padthaway, Riverland, Robe, Southern Fleurieu, Southern Flinders Ranges and Wrattonbully.

Many of the well-known names in the South Australian wine industry established their first vineyards in the late 1830s and early 1840s. The first vines in McLaren Vale were planted at Reynella in 1839 and Penfold's established Magill Estate on the outskirts of Adelaide in 1844.

South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the State to be able to produce a range of grape varieties - from cool climate Riesling in the Clare and Eden Vallies to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Two of Australia's best-known wines, Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace, are produced here. There is much to discover in South Australia for the wine lover.