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Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet-Shiraz 2008

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Winemaker Notes

The 2008 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz epitomizes the strength of Penfolds. Our entire focus is on optimizing the vintage by sourcing across a multitude of vineyards and regions. At Classification we drill further down, identifying suitable parcels for each style. At almost every stage of winemaking there is a selection process, trial blend or further refinement until we get it right. In 2008 we began with impressive parcels of fruit. This is reflected in the end result; the finished blend.

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WE 91
Wine Enthusiast
Penfolds Chief Winemaker Peter Gago is enthusiastic about his 2008 Shirazes, including this blend of 52% Cabernet and 48% Shiraz. Bin 389 continues to represent excellent value in a cellar-worthyred; it's richly fruited, with oak in matching intensity yet not jammy or oaky, and the velvety finish lasts a good long time. Drink now-2025 and probably beyond.
RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored the 2008 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz is a little restrained on the nose, giving appealing notes of mocha, cloves and chocolate box over a core of blueberries and kirsch. Medium to full bodied, it’s dense and taut in the mouth with a firm structure of chewy tannins and lively acidity, finishing long and purely fruited. Approachable now, it should give pleasure to 2018+.
WS 90
Wine Spectator
Medium-weight and firm in texture, packing in its dark berry, tar, black olive and warm brick flavors on a juicy frame. The tannins have grip, so give this one a few years for the best results. Best from 2013 through 2018. 6400 cases imported.
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Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines since 1844 and indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then a series of stand-out wines both white and red have been released under the Penfolds masthead.

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker and only the 4th custodian of Grange, relishes the opportunity to bring Penfolds to the world stage and is an enthusiastic ambassador and natural educator. Penfolds came to the attention of the US market when 1990 Grange was Wine Spectator’s ‘Wine of the Year’. Since then, Penfolds Grange has become one of the most collectable wines of the world and was honored to grace the front cover, once again, of Wine Spectator, with declarations of Grange as Australia’s Icon.

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