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Penfolds Bin 389 2013

Your Price: $75.00

Producer: Penfolds
Optimum drinking: 2019-2030
Rating: 96 - Bob Campbell MW
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 51%, Shiraz 49%
Appellation: South Australia, Australia
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Penfolds 389, also known as ‘baby Grange’, is one of the great value wines emanating from Australia at present.

The origins of the Penfolds estate are set firmly in the medical sphere, and its reputation built up over the course of the 19th century based on the production of wines (often fortified) which were prescribed to patients by Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold who had settled in South Australia in 1844. From the 1940s onwards the focus shifted in favour of producing table wines, and in 1951 the legendary chief winemaker Max Schubert began experimenting with the idea of making a long-lived red wine called Grange. The rest, as they say, is history.

"I have an emotional attachment to Bin 389 having tasted and enjoyed every vintage for more than 30 years and been witness to a sophisticated revolution toward greater finesse. Deep-tinted wine but not heavy or overdone, with quite elegant flavours that include a cedar, cassis Cabernet character and sweetly luscious Shiraz. A lovely wine that can be appreciated now." Bob Campbell MW

"There is no other single winery brand in the New, or the Old, World with the depth and breadth of Penfolds." Bob Campbell MW

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (and is not actual bottle for sale).

Penfolds Bin 389 2013