Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2012
Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2012 bv1457
$208.99 price per bottle
This is often referred to as 'Baby Grange', as it is matured in ex-Grange barrels, but it is becoming more stylistically similar to its iconic big brother with each vintage. The similarity comes partly from the use of American oak hogshead barrels (40% new, 60% one-year-old) but also from its cellaring potential; Bin 389 and Grange alternate as the No. 1 cellared wine in Australia.
Made from 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Shiraz, the wine has a restrained nose of dark blackcurrant and blackberry fruit which mingle with subtle notes of oak. The palate has incredible intensity with glorious layers of concentrated yet juicy, fresh black fruit, complemented by clove spice and vanilla notes of oak. The superb length rolls on and on; this is a phenomenal wine. Drink 2015-2040.