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Home : Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz
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|Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 1995|
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 Feb 01 1998 Rating: 92 out of 100
Medium to full red-purple; the bouquet is rich, with berry, chocolate and some vanilla oak inputs. The palate has abundant flavour with chocolate and dark berry fruit flavours woven through with soft, lingering tannins.
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