Very ripe fruit, nice depth and excellent drive. It’s massive: a baby, this is impressive, with excellent drive and depth. Purity and not overripe, but those tannins are remarkably rendered. Saline and long on the palate, with excellent purity, it’s a wine that demonstrates just how good 389 can be.
The 2016 Cabernet / Shiraz Bin 389 is a blend of 51% Cabernet and 49% Shiraz, the least amount of Cabernet you'll ever see in this bottling. It's dark and stolid, with notes of cassis and blackberry along with touches of vanilla and cedar. Full-bodied and dense, it's firmly in the Penfolds style and the style of this particular bottling, which always ages well, even if it's not the flashiest or most flamboyant offering from Penfolds. At more than 14,000 cases for the United States, it should be relatively easy to find.
Ready 2020 - 2028
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Ready 2020 - 2035
Ready 2020 - 2032