|Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 1999|
Region: Barossa Valley
Varietal: Cabernet Shiraz
Best Drinking: 2004 to 2009
Best Vintages: '66, '70, '71, '86, '90, '93, '94, '96, '98
Drink with: Double lamb loin chops
First made in 1960, and promptly dubbed 'Poor Man's Grange'. A blend of 50 per cent to 60 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon and 40 per cent to 50 per cent Shiraz from the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Padthaway, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and the Clare Valley. Matured in a mixture of new (20 per cent) and older American oak barrels.
James Halliday Oct 16 2001 Rating: 86 out of 100
Medium red-purple; the bouquet is, by the standards of the brand, somewhat light and plain, with slightly dusty oak. A pleasant, medium-bodied and well-balanced wine in the mouth, finishing with surprisingly soft tannins. This may turn out to be a harsh description and rating.
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