Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Penfold's Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2002

We tasted this wine on 27 August 2006. This was the third wine tasted at Rob's.

What another cracker!! A BIG wine! Dark red/purple and full bodied this wine exhibited a nose of berries, blackfruit with a hint of chocolate and a hint of tobacco. There were strong blackfruits and berries on the palate and a hint of 'butteriness' - is this malolactics??? Is there supposed to be a malolactic fermentation in a Bin 389??

There was really good length and intensity.

I gave it an overall rating of


and when I rated each of the components


The wine maker's tasting notes are here. (I have used Penfold's photo from their website)


Anonymous GW said...

All still red wine goes through MLF ..otherwise it tastes like shit!
I really like the 02 389 as well.

On release in 2005
Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2002

Aromatic with blackberry, blackcurrant, mint, chocolate licorice bullets and spicy vanilla/cedar oak. The palate has great poise and immaculate balance. The interplay between ripe powdery tannins, fresh berry fruit, bright acidity and subtle oak is outstanding. Long leathery finish. A pleasure to drink.
The second night this was really something special - after the old 389's enjoyed of late - bring it on !
2005-2018. RRP $45

Quality: 95/100 (Exceptional) GW, 95/100 (Exceptional) JP Value: Very Good – GW,JP StarPanel© February 2005

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