Color: Dense, dark red.
Nose: At once elevated, the nose is separated from the
others in the Penfolds Bin family by the overt high
notes of its barrel fermentation contribution. This
is archetypal Bin 389 with notes of Maraschino
marinated dark berries mixed with dark
chocolate, bayleaf, black (Kalamata) olives and
roasting pan juices. Oak and charcuterie elements
effortlessly fill any aromatic gaps.
Palate: The 2005 Bin 389 is complete, full and multidimensional
from start to finish, its weight
coupled with (understated) power, depth and
Ripe fig, blueberry and dark plum fruit flavors
synergise to create an inky/dense palate with no
rough edges. The oak, and plush tannins are at one
with the wine, elliciting no one dominant feature
and a seamless palate.
This is stylistically a classic and complex Bin 389
- a proud flag bearer of this traditional Australian
Food pairings: Ideal with hearty meat dishes