Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2008

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2008

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Barossa Valley, Coonawarra & Others, South Australia, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon (52%), Shiraz (48%)

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Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2008

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Burke Road
Camberwell VIC 3124

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Producer: Penfolds

Country: Australia

Region: Multi Regional SA

Vintage: 2008

Critic Score: 96

Alcohol: 14.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2050

Rich, ripe and dense wine. A classic Bin 389 - Penfolds Rewards of Patience

Penfolds Rewards of Patience tasting panel 2021 - 5/5 rating 

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. 

"An aristocratic wine that carries on the dynasty of the even-numbered vintage reign of 389, the king of the Bins. Shiraz leads out with signature black plum, pepper and dark chocolate flavours, while cabernet brings up the rear with crunchy blackcurrants, tobacco and capsicum fruit. That classic 389 backbone of steely, firm, fine tannins will ensure it holds the throne for decades."  Tyson Stelzer

The 2008 Bin 389 is a blend of 52% cabernet sauvignon and 48% shiraz from premium vineyards in Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale. The wine was matured for 13 months in 34% new American oak hogsheads, with the balance in seasoned American oak.

"Medium-deep crimson. Intense dark chocolate, blackcurrant pastille, dark plum and cedar aromas with panforte notes. Rich, ripe and dense wine with developed dark berry, dark chocolate and panforte flavours, fine chocolaty velvety tannins and integrated mocha oak. A classic Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz. Drinking well, but will improve with time. Peak drinking to 2050. 

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.