From$84.99 a bottle
- Considered "Baby" Grange
- Spectactularly balanced
- Brilliant cellar potential
Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2016 x6
Peak drinking Now - 2046
51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Shiraz
Master stock poached pigeon, radish and spice.
12 months in American oak hogsheads (37% new)
An immediate ascent of scent - no need to wait or to vigorously swirl this wine to tease out 'what lies beneath'! Dark berry fruits consistent to both varietal persuasions, (cabernet and shiraz), overtly courted by elements of ponzu, soy, sesame and dried shiitake mushroom. Senses are easily conveyed to a forest after rain - wet bracken, liberated mulch, damp soils. Naturally (new and used) oak plays a (minor) role in this fanciful aromatic romp.
Flavours and textures akin to marbled Kobe beef and an earthy accompaniment of black liquorice root and anise. Structurally bold with little protruding - integrated, fine and has comfortably already "settled into place". 'Appetising' acidity - a non-intrusive and refreshing granita-like biteattaque. Assam tea maltiness and tannins merge with impressions of wet slate, pencil leadgraphite no doubt somehow linked to earlier partial barrel fermentation and oak maturation. Needs time, as per most Bin 389's at release. Perhaps a little longer for this vintage? Our recommendation - your choice.
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