Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz  2018
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Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2018

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750ml
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Bright, crimson red in appearance. Aromas are lifted, fragrant. Immediately Penfolds. Aficionados may quickly identify and proclaim 389. Balance of the sweet (cabernet) and the savoury (shiraz). Possesses what has now often been referred to as a black forest cake 2018 vintage flavour profile. Darker fruits - closer to that of a black cherry liqueur than a crème de cassis component of Kir. Flavours of roasted beetroot - a venison sauce beetroot reduction … similar texturally to a congealed sweet fat (a custardy emulsion/film - not a grainy paste). Oak and tannins absorbed. Both are certainly present, yet not at all demanding their own space on this Bin 389 stage. Substantial, intense.
James Suckling
  • js97

"A blend of 57% cabernet sauvignon and 43% shiraz, this has a very impressively complete feel, a hallmark of the 2018 vintage wines, and there's a myriad of characters with cabernet's cedary and gently herbal notes sitting atop a core of rich red-plum and dark-berry shiraz fruit aromas. So integrated. The palate has a very silky texture, so plush and polished with a wealth of rich and intense dark-plum, dark-berry and blackcurrant flavors. The oak is completely soaked with ripe, fresh fruit. This is a great Bin 389. Drink over the next two decades. Screw cap."

July 2020
Wine Advocate
  • wa93

"Hints of toasted coconut accent big cassis aromas on the nose of the 2018 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz, which is a 57-43 blend this vintage. Full-bodied, with cherry flesh complementing the sterner cassis and tobacco notes, it's supple enough to be approachable now, yet with the concentration and requisite dusty tannins on the long finish to support more than a decade of aging"

Joe Czerwinski
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

Polished and generous, oozing with details of blackberry pie, Earl Grey tea, black licorice, star anise and dried lavender, with more savory notes of cigar box, rosemary, cassis and black pepper. Accents of cream soda and salted caramel linger on the finish. Cabernet and Shiraz. Drink now through 2032. 18,086 cases imported. — MW

Nathan Wesley, November 30, 2020