|Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 1993|
Region: Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley
Varietal: Cabernet Shiraz
Best Drinking: 2000 to 2015
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 01 1996 Rating: 92 out of 100
Full red-purple; dense, nicely ripened dark berry/dark chocolate fruit aromas with powerful but integrated oak on the bouquet; there is an array of fruit flavours running through dark cherry, mint, dark plum and hints of spice in the mouth, with the hallmark Penfolds tannins and well-handled oak.
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