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



93-95/100

and when I rated each of the components

19/20



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





1 Comments:

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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