- 1.5 litre magnum
- Rated 98 points by Andrew Caillard
- Rated 97 points by James Hallliday
Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz (single Bottle Magnum) 2015 x1
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Peak drinking Now - 2037
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Shiraz
Master stock poached pigeon, radish and spice.
12 months in American oak hogsheads (32% new, 37% 1-y.o., 31% 2-y.o.)
Deep dense magenta.
The very first impression? Instantly Penfolds. Some barrel-ferment nuances perhaps? A formic lift, V.A., regressive oak? Maybe all listed are guilty partners! Higher notes reveal custard tart and brúlée, courting meaty pan-scrapings. Yet beneath, a darker edge - black pudding, sweetbread, asphalt. Moreover, not just an 'offal' offering - an aromatic veil of satsuma plum, fig and quince paste aromatics liberally sprinkled above.
Enticing, inviting. A taste continuum of assorted flavours and textures. A spoil of fruits meshed with a grain-like paste - oats, barley, wheat germ. At once chewy and succulent, heightened by a mouth-watering acidity and overt 2015 'elongated' tannins. Oak barely perceivable. An interesting 'package' whereupon nothing stands out! A 'balanced completeness'!
Autumn and early winter rainfall were above the long-term average. Rain stopped abruptly in early August with only light showers observed throughout spring. The dry and cool spring period affected canopy growth early in the season. Warm and dry conditions during flowering and fruit-set resulted in rapid grapevine growth and early flowering. A high rainfall event occurred in Coonawarra in January, mostly falling outside of veraison, and February delivered weekend heat spikes. Wrattonbully had a warm and generally dry ripening end to the season which allowed for the development on strong varietal flavours.
Call 1800 500 260 to purchase a single bottle for $230.00 (plus delivery)