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2003 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz (750ml)
Producer: Penfolds Wines penfolds.com
Appellation: South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$37.00
Alcohol %: 14.5
Tasting Notes:
tasted: October 14, 2006 , Ken Halford
4.5 stars "Color: deep; Nose: fragrant; Aromas: red berry; Acidity: supple; Sweetness: medium dry; Body: medium-bodied; Overall: well balanced; Many characteristics of a good Cab with the fruitiness of a Shiraz. Quite smooth." Best 2006-2010
rated: July 31, 2006 , WS
93 points
rated: May 22, 2007 , Frederic Drouin
89 points "Combining the elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon with the richness of Shiraz, Bin 389 is matured in American Oak casks including all those that held the previous vintage of Penfolds Grange. This classic wine features intense opulent varietal flavours, balanced oak complexity and a firm, tannin finish. Medium to long term cellaring is required to develop and reveal the full potential of this very promising, complex wine. Decanting is recommended" Best -2015
rated: August 16, 2007 , K Chan
Best 2008-2015
rated: August 31, 2012 , Scott Chambers
93 points "Good hue; medium-bodied, complex blackcurrant, blackberry, plum, chocolate, spice and vanilla, the whole works; will richly repay cellaring if the cork permits. Very good outcome for a challenging vintage." Best 2008-2018